Protestant Henry of Navarre becomes heir of France

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Historical Context Note

Fran├žois Duke of Anjou (formerly Duke of Alencon) dies at Chateau-Thiery. His death leaves King Henry III and his sister Marguerite as the only surviving children of Henry II, which makes the Protestant Henry of Navarre heir to the French throne. In opposition to Navarre's claim, the Duke of Guise gathers the Catholic factions of France into a militant Catholic League.
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Editors. "Protestant Henry of Navarre becomes heir of France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: France