The Duke of Guise secures an Estates-General opposed to the Huguenots

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Historical Context Note

The French Estates-General meet at Blois. The elections are controlled by Henri of Lorraine, Duke of Guise, producing an assembly opposed to the Huguenots. As a result, the policy of moderation recommended by Jean Bodin and the 'Politiques' party is defeated. Henry III's younger brother, the Duke of Anjou, who had defeceted to the Huguenot cause, returns to the court party.
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Editors. "The Duke of Guise secures an Estates-General opposed to the Huguenots". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: France