Margaret of Valois was the Queen of France during the late 16th century. She was the daughter of King Henry II of France and the infamous Queen Catherine de' Medici. Her three brothers Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III were all future kings of France and her sister Elizabeth was the Queen of Spain. She had a strained relationship with her brothers Charles IX and Henry III. Her father married her to Protestant Henry de Bourbon, her distant cousin and the King of Navarre. Though the marriage was sealed to ensure peace between Protestants and Catholics, history witnessed the massacre of Protestants, that started after six days of the marriage on the ‘St. Bartholomew’s Day’. She played a secondary role in the ‘French Wars of Religion’. She was pawned in several political manipulations and was even imprisoned by her brother King Henry III and subsequently by her husband King Henry IV for 18 years. Following the death of her brothers and in the absence of any direct heir, the King of Navarre succeeded the throne of France and became King Henry IV, thus she became the Queen of France. Marguerite de Valois, the last member of the ‘House of Valois’ was known for her beauty, licentiousness, intelligence, sense of style and her ‘Memoires’ that hold a vivid recollection of France during that period.