Henry III secretly leaves Poland for France

(74 words)
  • Editors

Short Note This is a short note

Henry III, who had been elected King of Poland the previous year, receives the news that he is also now King of France, since hte death of his brother Charles IX. He secretly leaves Poland for France, and en route meets the Emperor Maximilian II in Vienna, who advocates a policy of toleration towards the Huguenots. The Polish Assembly later deposes Henry, and replaces him with Anna Jagellion, daughter of a previous Polish king.

Short notes under 150 words are freely available to all users, but to consult all other articles in the Literary Encyclopedia, you must be logged in as a subscriber. To read about subscribing click here.

Editors. "Henry III secretly leaves Poland for France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15171, accessed 17 April 2014.]