Duchesse de Valentinois


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Noun1.Duchesse de Valentinois - French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry IIDuchesse de Valentinois - French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry II; she had more influence over him than did his wife Catherine de Medicis (1499-1566)
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The first paragraph of the work highlights the Duchesse de Valentinois's blatantly adulterous relationship with the King.
The words "maitre absolu" recall the exact vocabulary used in relation to the Duchesse de Valentinois's rapport with the King.