Peace of St. Germain-en-Laye ends the Third Civil War in France

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Historical Context Note


The Third Civil War of Religion is ended in France by the signing of the Peace of St. Germain-en-Laye. This is effectively a victory for the Huguenots, in that this treaty grants them now concessions including liberty of conscience and an amnesty. In addition, they are granted the strongholds of La Rochelle, Montauban, Cognac and La Charité as places of refuge. Admiral Coligny, the Huguenot Commander, becomes dominant at the French court, supplanting the influence of the Duke of Guise for the next two years.
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Editors. "Peace of St. Germain-en-Laye ends the Third Civil War in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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