Editors. "Factions develop in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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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.
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