The Wars of Religion (1562-1598)

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    This is a thread to speak about an important time of the french history, but not well known. Also a dark time. The Wars of Religions, from 1562 to 1598 - officialy - , between the Catholics and the Protestants (also called "Huguenots", from the german word eidgenossen, confederate)


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    text from : http://www.museum.co.za/wars_of_religion.htm


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    Charles IX, King of France

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    Henri III, King of France, assassinated in 1589 by a fanatic monk, Jacques Clément, to avenge the Duke de Guise.

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    Henri IV, King of France

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    Henri de Guise, Duke de Lorraine, leader of the Catholics, chief of the "Sainte Ligue" (Holy League), assassinated in 1588 at Amboise's castle.

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    Amiral Gaspard de Coligny, chief of the Huguenots, assassinated in 1572 during the Saint Bartholomew's night.

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    Catherine de Medicis, Queen of France (widow of Henri II), she had a big influence on her sons, paertuclarly Charles XI and Henri III, mother of François II, Charles IX, Henri III and François, Duke d'Alençon.


    Here is really really more about the Religious wars, it is really complete, but quite long too. But if this subject interesting you, click here, here is all what you want to know about the Wars of Religion in France.

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    Enjoy ;)
     
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    Not to be rude or anything, but why don't you post this on a French message board? :dunno: Seems they are the ones that could use reminders of their glorious history.
     
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    Do you find that the wars of religion are a glorious page of our History ?
    wow ! If you're proud of killing thousands of innocents, only because they're protestants, you'ld find it is glorious. For me, it is an interesting period, but quite dark.

    Qhy did I post it ?

    Because it is interesting. i tis important for the History, not only for France.

    Because it is a message board, i'm not allowed to post some things about France's history ?
    Said post a really interesting thread about the mamelucks. Should she post it on a turkish message board ?


    I believe it would interest you.

    For Napoleon, same thing. And this year is the bicentenary of Austerlitz. the last 2 december, it was the bicentenary of his consecration. It's why I post it.


    And some people are interested by these threads.

    For me, the good thing on this borad is that people share informations. And after, we've discussions about it.
    So, I share some informations of time periods, which are interesting for me, so people can have them too. The title of the main thread is "History". not " US History". So, i can post everything about the world's history. i post one thread about some paintings of Napoleon, one about the teutonic knights. And this one. look, not only France....

    really Kathianne, here, i don't understand you. Hope you said it fior laughing, because if it was serious, sad sad sad.
     
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    In this city, the biggest most beautiful churches are French Catholic. They were a pretty close group, largely controlled by the priests. Not so anymore, the evangelicals seem to be taking over. :laugh:
     
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    dang--better read PE's history lesson closely so Canada doesn't repeat the same mistake.
     
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    The Evangelicals are ok,they're english. :funnyface
     
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    :D
    but unfortunatly for them, this problem touch also the english. (look at northern ireland)
     
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    True, but I ain't worried. :cool:
     
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    you should be--i gave em your address.
     
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    Hardly a religious war. There were religious undertones, but there was alot of non-religious events driving that. It was a civil war for succession to the throne. It ended with Henri the IV converted from Protestantism to Catholicism and took the throne and the Edict of Nantes if i remember correctly. Im sure though that Henri was so worried about waging war for religious reasons.
     

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