Cardinal Richelieu was the most powerful man in France, and the architect of absolute monarchy. His strategic mind and dedication to French interests made it possible for Louis XIV, and later Napoleon, to make France the envy of the world. Join us as we transport you back to the early 1600s, and into the mind and personality of this unique man…

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Reading list:
Richelieu: A Study – Hilaire Belloc 
Éminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France – Jean-Vincent Blanchard
Cardinal Richelieu: And the Making of France – Anthony Levi
100 Great Lives – John Allen
Richelieu: La pourpre et le sang (video) 



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Cardinal Richelieu