Editors. "Gregory XIV excommunicates Henry IV of France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Gregory XIV excommunicates Henry IV of France (55 words)
Historical Context Note
Pope Gregory XIV issues a monitorial, excommunicating Henry IV of France for his allegiance to the Huguenot faith. The Pope thus allies himself with the Catholic League, headed by the Duke of Mayenne and supported by Philip II of Spain, that aims to do all it can to prevent Henry IV's accession to the throne.15422 Gregory XIV excommunicates Henry IV of France 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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