Europe 1 Studio SEASON 2021 - 202210:23 a.m., February 22, 2022

In his fifties, King Henri IV is madly in love with the very young Charlotte de Montmorency, 41 years his junior.

But she was taken away from the court by the one the king himself had chosen to be her husband, Henri de Condé!

To find the young woman, the monarch is ready for anything, including going to war against the Spanish Netherlands where she is now held captive... In this new episode of the podcast "At the heart of history", Clémentine Portier-Kaltenbach tells the story of the crazy adventure in which Henri IV embarks for love.

In love with the very young Charlotte de Montmorency, Henri IV thought that the Prince of Condé, known to prefer men, would be the perfect cover so that he could live his idyll out of sight.

But the monarch's plan turns against him, the Prince of Condé rebels!

Henri IV then threatens Condé to go to Brussels with a whole army to recover Charlotte de Montmorency, and even declares the prince “enemy of the king and the State”.

In this new episode of the podcast "At the heart of history", Clémentine Portier-Kaltenbach tells how a whole European war almost broke out... for the beautiful eyes of a very young woman with whom the king had fallen in love.

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"At the heart of history" is a Europe 1 Studio podcast

Writing and presentation: Clémentine Portier-Kaltenbach

Production: Europe 1 Studio

Directed by: Julien Tharaud

Broadcaster: Eloise Bertil

Graphics: Sidonie Mangin

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