French Wars of Religion, part II

French Wars of Religion, part II
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  • Thousands of Huguenots were killed in what became known as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. Over the next few months, the massacre spread across France.
  • In 1576, the Guises formed the Catholic League. King Henri III made himself the head of the League.
  • There will be no tolerance for Huguenots. Any Huguenot who does not repent their faith is a heretic and must be killed.
  • In 1588, The Edict of Union recognized the Cardinal de Bourbon as the future King of France, but the King had little say in the manner. Henri III then had the Duke of Guise murdered.
  • The Cardinal de Bourbon shall inherit the throne, and the Huguenots will be no more!!
  • The only son of Henri III died in 1585, leading to a sucession crisis.
  • No, I shall inherit the throne, and the Huguenots will prosper!!
  • The King is a tyrant!! It is now considered morally just to kill Henri III of France, for he belongs in Hell!
  • Henri III died in 1589.
  • In 1593, Henri of Navarre, now Henri IV of France, converts to Catholicism to win the support of the people.
  • Paris is worth a Mass!
  • The new King is...Henri.... of..... Nav... arre.... ugh..............
  • In 1598, the Edict of Nantes was signed, which gave the Huguenots freedom to practice their religion. The Wars of Religion ended.... for now.
  • This proposed edict will allow the toleration of Protestantism in France.
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