Montmorency is executed for intriguing to overthrow Richelieu (34 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Montmorency, Governor of Languedoc, is executed for conspiring with Gaston, Duke of Orleans, to bring about the fall of Cardinal Richelieu. Gaston, meanwhile, is pardoned and effects a reconciliation with his brother, Louis XIII.

Citation:
Editors. "Montmorency is executed for intriguing to overthrow Richelieu". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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