The History of the Huguenots During the Sixteenth Century Volume 1

The History of the Huguenots During the Sixteenth Century Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... was severely punished, in undergoing such a mortification, in sight of a great city where he had expected to be received with acclamations. The Duke of Aumale, brother of the Cardinal, was determined to resent the affront put upon his family. He collected a number of gentlemen, and appeared before Paris. Montmorency wished to go out and settle the affair in the field, but was dissuaded from it by Coligny, who knew that a renewal of the war would inevitably take place if they came to blows; still the Marshal was about to give way to his feelings, when orders arrived from the King for both parties to lay down their arms.f According to de Thou, he arrived in Paris 22nd Jan. 1565. f De Thou, liv. 37. Vie de Coligny, p. 2J3. Davila, liv. 3, p. 341. Brantome (Discours sur les Duels), vol. ii. p. 371, and Felibien. Hist, de Paris, vol. ii. p. 1092. The whole noblesse was divided into two parties about this affair; one contended that the Marshal was right, while others blamed his conduct. The Prince of Conde observed respecting it--" If not a joke it is too little; if it be one, it is too much." The Duke of Montpensier receiving his account from the Cardinal, was led to take up the affair warmly; he wrote a severe letter to the Marshal, giving him to understand that all the princes of the blood were affected by his behaviour to the Cardinal. The Marshal in his reply explained the difference there was between princes of the blood and foreigners; he thus gave the affair a different appearance, and appeased the Queen Mother.f Coligny quitted Paris when he found that his cousin had no further occasion for his assistance. He had not been long at home before he received clear evidence that the Queen Mother had been busy in forming a more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236899245
  • 9781236899248