Editors. "Ordinance of Nantes orders all French fortresses to be dismantled". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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In France, the Ordinance of Nantes demands the dismantling of all defensive castles, fortresses and fortifications apart from those necessary for national defence.