Battle of Jarnac: Huguenots defeated by French royalists (45 words)

Historical Context Note

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The Duke of Anjou defeats the Huguenots at Jarnac, where the Prince of Conde is killed. The principal Huguenots subsequently meet at Cognac to elect the Duke of Vendome, son of the Queen of Navarre, as their leader and to appoint Admiral de Coligny Commander-in-chief.

Editors. "Battle of Jarnac: Huguenots defeated by French royalists". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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Related Groups

  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: France