A Pictorial History of France; For the Use of Schools

A Pictorial History of France; For the Use of Schools

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...dress was loaded with so much finery that she could not walk, and the Constable Montmorenci was commanded by the king to carry her in his arms to church. 5. Henry, Prince of Cond, brother of Anthony, possessed a very different character: he seemed to concentre in himself all the talent of the family; but, having embraced the 'reformed religion, he was excluded from all influence at court. 6. The queen-mother, Catherine de Medicis, soon declared herself for the Duke of Guise, and this, together with his near relationship to the young queen, soon gave to his party the complete ascendancy. Montmorenci was deprived of his offices, and the Bourbons were banished from court. 7. The Duke of Guise was by nature humane and generous, but he was induced by his brother, the Cardinal of Lorraine, whose big otry was extreme, to pursue the Huguenots with unabating severity. Courts were established for the trial of those accused of being Hu guenots; and so unsparing were they in committing to the flames al' who could be suspected, that they acquired the name of " the Burning Chambers." 8. Any person who was known to associate with Huguenots wan considered as a heretic. The wicked took advantage of the excite ment to gratify their passions, and many Roman Catholics were, from the hatred or avarice of their accusers, denounced and executed ai heretics. 9. Margaret, sister of Francis I., found it difficult to escape persecution. She had written a devotional book, and because there was no mention made in it of saints or of purgatory, it was condemned as heretical by the doctors of the Sorbonne. The theologians of Paris were so called, because they held their meetings at the college of the Sorbonne, a seminary for the education of poorstudents in...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567862
  • 9781236567864