Henry III and Henry of Navarre sign a truce to oppose the Catholic League (71 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Power relations in the French Wars of Religion change once again, in the wake of the King's assassination of Duke of Guise, leader of the Catholic League. Henry III had previously attempted to ally with the League in opposition to the Huguenot Henry of Navarre, but now these two men sign a truce. They meet outside Tours on 30th April, and agree to jointly oppose the aims of the Catholic League.

Citation:
Editors. "Henry III and Henry of Navarre sign a truce to oppose the Catholic League". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15388, accessed 05 December 2016.]


Related Groups

  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: France