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Noble Power During the French Wars of Religion: The Guise Affinity and the Catholic Cause in Normandy Stuart Carroll

Noble Power During the French Wars of Religion: The Guise Affinity and the Catholic Cause in Normandy

Stuart Carroll

Published November 24th 2005
ISBN : 9780521023870
Paperback
320 pages
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Noble affinities were the essence of power in sixteenth-century France. This is the first book to analyze the development of a noble following during the whole course of the Wars of Religion. The Guise were one of the greatest families of ChristendomMoreNoble affinities were the essence of power in sixteenth-century France. This is the first book to analyze the development of a noble following during the whole course of the Wars of Religion. The Guise were one of the greatest families of Christendom and this is the first substantial work on them for a century. In Normandy, a stronghold of Protestantism, they built a formidable ultra-Catholic party that ultimately challenged the monarchy. This book breaks new ground by discussing all groups in political society, from international dynastic politics to peasant revolt.