The Peace of Bergerac ends the Sixth War of Religion

(84 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

In France, the sixth civil war of religion is ended by the Peace of Bergerac. The Huguenot minority secures important concessions for exercising their religion, and a town in each district is ceded to them, but this does mean that they are disallowed from practising their religion anywhere else. They retain nine strongholds and representation in four provincial assemblies. The resultant peace of peace lasts two years, but is brought to an end by Conde's seizure of the town of La Fere in November 1579.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Editors. "The Peace of Bergerac ends the Sixth War of Religion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[, accessed 01 October 2016.]