was a French clergyman
on fairly intimate terms with King Louis XIII
. He was contemptuous of the king's musketeers
Peri, who was just getting oriented to 17th century France, tried to assert that Cardinal Richelieu was a villain, but the Doctor vigorously disputed the point, saying that "[Alexandre] Dumas ha[d] a lot to answer for". (AUDIO: The Church and the Crown)
- This was in reference to Dumas' novel, The Three Musketeers.
In 1624, he was appointed Louis XIII's Chief Minister. (AUDIO: The Church and the Crown)
In 1626, the Fifth Doctor, Peri Brown and Erimem were drawn into his intrigues at the court of Louis XIII. (AUDIO: The Church and the Crown)
The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith encountered a Reprise of Richelieu in Francia Bourbon in Europa. (PROSE: Managra)
Behind the scenes Edit
Richelieu was portrayed by Michael Praed in the TV series The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne and by Peter Capaldi in the BBC drama The Musketeers.