How to Read Well in Public and Private, with Readings from the Best Poets. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 Excerpt: ...influence, and bitter hatred of the Reformed faith. But a new champion had also risen to support the cause of the Protestants, Henry de Bourbon, who, in right of his mother, Jeanne d'Albret, became King of Navarre in 1572. He had taken no part in the battle of St. Denis, in 1567, in which the Huguenots were defeated, though they managed to give a mortal wound to the Constable Montmorency, but he fought in their cause at Jarnac (March 13, 1569) and Moncontour (October 3, 1569), when the Huguenots were twice defeated with great loss by the young Duke of Anjou, afterwards Henry III. of France. From this time he was looked on as one of the acknowledged leaders of the Protestants. The defeat of the Huguenots in these contests was again followed by an amnesty and permission to live in peace and the enjoyment of their faith in any part of the kingdom, which were obtained from Charles IX., by the old Admiral Coligni, by the treaty of St. Germain, August 8, 1570. But this proved only a temporary lull in the storm of persecution; for just two years after, orders were sent to every large town in France for a general massacre of the Huguenots, which was carried out in Paris and other parts with unexampled ferocity, even the white-haired admiral falling a victim in the slaughter which was perpetrated, August 24, 1572, and which is known in history as the "Massacre of St. Bartholomew." Two years after this Charles IX. died a miserable death, and his brother, the Duke of Anjou, then King of Poland, came to the throne as Henry III., the nearest heir to the throne after his death being the young King of Navarre, who had been invited to take up his residence at the French Court after the peace of St. Germain, and had married Marguerite de Valois, the sister of Char...
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