The League proclaims Cardinal of Bourbon as King Charles X (54 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

The Catholic League, desperate to find a suitable candidate for the French throne to rival the Huguenot Henry of Navarre, proclaim the Cardinal of Bourbon (Henry's uncle) to be Charles X of France. However, this move is unsuccessful, since the Cardinal, an elderly man in his sixties, dies the following spring, on 10th May.

Citation:
Editors. "The League proclaims Cardinal of Bourbon as King Charles X". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15403, accessed 10 December 2016.]