Fifth War of Religion in France is ended by the Peace of Monsieur

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Historical Context Note

The Peace of Monsieur (whose name refers to the Duke of Anjou, who negotiated the agreement) ends the Fifth War of Religion in France. Its decrees were promulgated by the Edict of Beaulieu. Its terms grant the Huguenots freedom of worship in all places except Paris, and allow them to hold eight garrisons. The leaders of the Huguenot cause also benefit from the agreement: the Duke of Anjou gains estates in Anjou and Tourraine, and John Casimir of the Palatinate is rewarded with a royal pension. However, the Edict does not succeed in producing peace, because it provokes Henri of Lorraine, Duke of Guise, to form a Catholic League to try to overthrow the Huguenots.
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Editors. "Fifth War of Religion in France is ended by the Peace of Monsieur". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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