Factions develop in France (70 words)

Historical Context Note

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In France, a Catholic faction headed by the triumvirate of Montmorency, Guise and St. Andre provokes militant opposition from Huguenot leaders Condé and Coligny. However, at a meeting of the States-General at Orleans, the Chancellor Michel de L'Hopital appeals to moderates to rally to the Crown, and the new figurehead of eleven-year-old Charles IX, who succeeded to the throne the previous year after the deah of his brother Francis II.

Editors. "Factions develop in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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