The League proclaims Cardinal of Bourbon as King Charles X (54 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error


The Catholic League, desperate to find a suitable candidate for the French throne to rival the Huguenot Henry of Navarre, proclaim the Cardinal of Bourbon (Henry's uncle) to be Charles X of France. However, this move is unsuccessful, since the Cardinal, an elderly man in his sixties, dies the following spring, on 10th May.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Editors. "The League proclaims Cardinal of Bourbon as King Charles X". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[, accessed 21 October 2017.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.