Henry of Navarre marries Margaret of Valois

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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.
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Editors. "Henry of Navarre marries Margaret of Valois". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: France