ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

All For One- Chapter Thirty-one

Updated on August 13, 2015

31. The Plot to Eliminate the King’s Advisors

“Is Rochefort dead?” Richelieu asked. He sat in his small modest office, accompanied as always by Tremblay.

Milady shook her head. “He took a nasty spill as well as a bullet wound to the face and was unable to pursue them,” she said. “It’s almost certain that they made it to Spain. Rochefort reports that at least he wounded their guard. If it had been me,” she said,” I would have killed him in his sleep.”

“There must be a way of finding out what the message is,” Tremblay said.

“That answer is simple,” Richelieu said. “Marie de Rohan does not speak Spanish. Doña Estefania must have been used as a translator. When she returns, she will come to me.”

“First of all, that is hearsay,” Milady said. “You taught me that. If all we have as evidence is her word, then we have no proof at all. Secondly, isn’t that exactly what I suggested we do last week?”

“To address your concerns in order: First of all, once we know what the message is we will know how to proceed,” Richelieu said. “Secondly, I stand by my earlier statement. Even though we did not succeed, we were right to try to avoid involving the Spanish Crown.”


“Tell you what?” Richelieu asked.

“Why you didn’t entrust the assassination of Buckingham to me?”

Richelieu was confused. “The assassination of Buckingham?” he asked. “What are you talking about?”

Milady frowned. “You mean you weren’t behind that?”

“Heavens no,” he said. “Do you have any idea what that would do? The Earl of Buckingham, the King of England’s favorite courtier, assassinated on French soil?”

“It would mean war,” Tremblay said.

“War with England would be disastrous,” agreed Richelieu. “But that’s beside the point. The monarchy is out of control. Louis needs to assert control and wrest power from his mother.”

“Legally, he is the king,” Tremblay agreed. “If he were to assert himself, there would be nothing she could to.”

“What would happen after?” Milady asked. “Once Louis becomes king he’ll no more rule the country than he does now. De Luynes will be in charge,” she pointed out. “Do we really want the Court Falconer creating national policy?”

De Luynes
De Luynes

“He has to go,” Tremblay agreed.

“Even if he was to be eliminated, it wouldn’t make a difference as long as the Concinis have the ear of Marie d’Médicis,” Milady pointed out.

“You suggest killing them as well?” Richelieu asked.

“Whoever did it would win the hearts of all of France,” Tremblay said.

“If we eliminate the Concinis, then Marie d’Médicis will simply fade away,” Richelieu began. “Then if de Luynes is gone, Louis would have to have an advisor to run the country. He can’t run it by himself.”

“And that would be you,” Milady said.

“Along with the two of you,” Richelieu added.

“What about the Queen?” Tremblay asked.

“I don’t think she has any influence over him,” Richelieu said. “They barely speak.”

“But she is his wife,” Milady said. “If not now, eventually, she will have some influence.”

“And Marie de Rohan has influence over her now,” Tremblay pointed out. “There’s no reason to assume that she will not have influence over the Queen in the future.”

“Eliminate her, too?” Milady asked.

“No,” Richelieu said. “So far the House of Rohan has been quiet for a number of years. Kill their precious daughter, and we risk awakening the sleeping giant. She lives for now. Her penchant for getting into trouble will be her own undoing.”

“So how to we eliminate Concini and de Luynes?” Milady asked.

“Wait,” Richelieu said. “Wait until the opportunity presents itself.”

“I am tired of waiting,” Milady said.

“You need to have a little patience, Mme de Montpellier, “if we act rashly, we will be lost.”


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)