Living with Princes by Stephen Wakelam
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer
BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3 - 23.01.2011


Stephen Wakelam's play in which 17th-century French essayist Michel de Montaigne is sent on a diplomatic mission by the Queen Mother - to sort out the succession.
In 1588, the essayist and landowner Michel de Montaigne, set out on a journey round the troubled kingdom of France. He was on a mission - to reconcile the Valois King Henri the Third, a Catholic, with his likely successor, the Bourbon King of Navarre, a Protestant. It's high stakes: intensified Civil War the consequence of failure.


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