The Passionate Queen Author:Barnaby Ross The Queen came to her loyal chevalier, Jean Bouton of Chinon, in the midst of battle. — "I swear to you, Jean," she said, "all I've done I did first for Henry's good and then my son's." — "We all know that," Jean said, "even your enemies." — "They do?" she asked. "They call me Captain Marguerite and say I use my body to enslave men so they'll obey ... more »my terrible commands."
Margaret moved closer to the pallet where Jean lay, her hands at the fastening of her robe.
"Ah, Jean," she whispered, "help me to forget all this blood and treachery, just for this one night. Forget you're a wounded knight-at-arms and I'm the queen. Now, right now, we're young and hot for love and so we do this and this and this . . ."« less