A biography of henry of navarre

Sealy [] and Kathleen Wellman have contributed to rehabilitating the image of the last Valois and to remember the distinction between the historical figure of Margaret of Valois and the legend of Queen Margot.

Henry was buried at the Saint Denis Basilica. After taking the crown, Henry renounced Protestantism and embraced Catholicism again. It was hoped this union would reunite family ties, as the Bourbons were part of the French Royal family and the closest relatives to the reigning Valois branch, and create harmony between Catholics and Huguenots.

Inwhile the royal carriage was stopped in traffic in Paris, Henry was stabbed to death by a Catholic fanatic Francois Ravaillac. Henry is one of the most popular figures in French history for his amorous propensities as well as his political achievements.

The new queen gave birth on Sept. Margaret did not get pregnant even though Henry continued to pay his marital debt assiduously. From to he lived with his second cousins, the children of the king of France, among whom was his future wife Margaret. Henry had been baptized a Catholic but raised Calvinist and made Calvinism the state religion of Navarre.

Since Reims, the traditional location for the coronation of French kings, was still occupied by the Catholic League, Henry was crowned King of France at the Cathedral of Chartres on 27 February Margaret wrote a letter pleading for her husband, the Supporting Statement for Henry of Bourbon.

Under the direction of Sully, new highways and canals were constructed to aid the flow of commerce. The Conversion of Henri IV: Gabrielle had borne the king three children, all of whom he had legitimized by acts of the parliament.


This enabled him to turn his attention to Savoy, with which he also had been fighting. After recanting his forced conversion, Henry consolidated his leadership of the Huguenots during the course of the three wars that broke out over the next eight years. She was therefore released and assisted her mother in the peace talks.

Political disagreements among the parties set off a series of campaigns and counter-campaigns that culminated in the Battle of Coutras.

London and Boston, However, the real reasons for her departure were obscure. Perhaps Henry III and the Queen-Mother also hoped that Margaret could play a conciliation role in the troubled provinces of the southwest.Queen Margot: Wife of Henry of Navarre.

Henry of Navarre, the King who dared

By H Noel Williams. A noted beauty and leader of fashion; cultured and charming; the subject of gossip and slander; manipulated and imprisoned by relatives and rulers — Margot’s gifts and misfortunes almost rivalled those of her sister-in-law, Mary Queen of Scots.

Mar 04,  · A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one with more than a little bloodshed and frequent bawdy sexual interludes.6/10(K).

Henry IV of France

Henry II, (born AprilSangüesa, Navarre—died May 29,Hagetmau, Fr.), king of Navarre from who for the rest of his life attempted by force and negotiation to regain territories of his kingdom that had been lost by his parents, Catherine de Foix and Jean d’Albret, in Anon: ‘The Order of Ceremonies obserued in the annointing and Coronation of the most Christian French King & of Navarre [sic], Henry the IIII of that name, celebrated in our Lady Church, in the Cittie of Chartres vpon Sonday the of.

Henry IV (French: Henri IV, read as Henri-Quatre [ɑ̃ʁi katʁ]; 13 December – 14 May ), also known by the epithet Good King Henry or Henry the Great, was King of Navarre (as Henry III) from and King of France from to Father: Antoine of Navarre.

Queen Margot: Wife of Henry of Navarre

The most recent, and the best, biography in English of Henry IV is Desmond Seward, The First Bourbon (). A well-balanced study is Henry D. Sedgwick, Henry of Navarre (). Other biographies are Paul F. Willert, Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots in France (), and Quentin Hurst, Henry of Navarre ().

A biography of henry of navarre
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