Editors. "Henry IV is crowned King of France at Chartres". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Henry IV is crowned King of France at Chartres (83 words)
Historical Context Note
Henry IV is crowned King of France at Chartres. The previous July, after years of struggling to subdue his kingdom in the face of popular and armed opposition to the prospect of a Huguenot, he had made a permanent conversion to Catholicism, purportedly quipping that 'Paris is worth a mass'. This change of faith undermined the cause of the Catholic League, and won him the allegiance of the majority of his subjects, although it caused resentment among Protestants both within and outside France.15464 Henry IV is crowned King of France at Chartres 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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