Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ten of the most memorable cardinals in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best cardinals in literature.

One entry on the list:
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Our gallant warriors help save the Queen from public disgrace when the Machiavellian Cardinal Richelieu plots to reveal her affair of the heart with the Duke of Buckingham. After many scrapes and fights, the cardinal decides d'Artagnan is a game chap and offers him a commission in the Musketeers.
Read about another novel on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue