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Henry's rise to power

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Henry's rise to power

BATTLES

  • Ivry------1590
  • Arques, 1589>> 5000 of Henry's men VS 24000 Catholic league (retreated, didnt know why Henry was attacking when they knew he was outnumbered, assumed Henry had reinforcements)
  • Declared War with Spain, 1595 >> Unite country + 1596, Spain announces bankruptcy, Phillip old, Spain at war with Netherlands. >>>Treaty of Vervins + Edict of Nantes

BRIBERY

  • Spent £30 million livres ( said it would cost 10x as much fighting trying to end the French wars of Religion)
  • Duc de Mayenne>> £802,000 ecu (1 ecu= 3 livres)>>>> 2.4 million livres
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Situation in France before Henry's rise

  • BLESSING OF POPE, 1595

    FIGHTING AMOUNGST CATHOLIC LEAGUE

    • Cardinal Bourbon dies, 1591, 80 years old in Prison.

    ABJURED

    • Born Protestant
    • Coverts to Catholism, St Bartholomew's massacre
    • Converted back to Protestantism
    • Abjured to become King>> Catholic>>>> the main reason why the majority opposed him was because he wasnt Catholic>>> "Paris is worth a mass"

The parliaments under pressure from the League immediately recognised the Cardinal Bourbon as King Charles X

Protestants recognised Navarre as Henry IV

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