Madame:—­Cardinal Mazarin thought of nothing
else now but how to rid himself of the obligations
he lay under to the Prince de Conde, who had actually
saved him from the gallows.&nb...
Jean Franois Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz Biographies (1)
A High Church figure and leader of a political faction, an admired preacher as well as a pamphleteer, the controversial cardinal de Retz remains best known in French literary history for his posthumou...