New book cover revealed as the first episode of The Serpent Queen airs

On 11 September, the first episode of The Serpent Queen starring Samantha Morton as one of history’s most powerful and poisonous women, Catherine de Medici, aired on STARZ.

This new historical drama is adapted from Leonie Frieda’s remarkable biography, CATHERINE DE MEDICI: Renaissance Queen of France, originally published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 2004.

‘This intelligent and well-researched biography of her is a worthy testament to Catherine’s formidable strength. CATHERINE DE MEDICI reveals Frieda, a first-time biographer, to be a writer of tremendous talent and skill.’ -Amanda Foreman, The Observer

Reprints of the book, with a brand new tie-in cover from the new series, are now available to buy.

Watch the first episode of the series here, and the trailer here.