Henry IV abjures Protestantism in order to gain power in France

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Historical Context Note

Henry of Navarre became Henry IV of France in 1593 following his renunciation of Huguenot beliefs. He becomes a Roman Catholic, hearing Mass at St. Denis. Subsequently many nobles submit to him.<</P>

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Editors. "Henry IV abjures Protestantism in order to gain power in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10252, accessed 26 September 2016.]

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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: France