Editors. "Henry of Navarre marries Margaret of Valois". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Henry of Navarre marries Margaret of Valois (58 words)
Historical Context Note
Henry de Bourbon, the Huguenot King of Navarre, marries Margaret of Valois, sister of Charles IX of France. This marriage was intended to effect a reconciliation between Protestants and Catholics, but it singularly failed to do so, since the wedding was followed in Paris by a massacre of thousands of Huguenots, known as the St Bartholemew's Day Massacre.15148 Henry of Navarre marries Margaret of Valois 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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