Henry IV is crowned King of France at Chartres (83 words)

Historical Context Note

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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.

Editors. "Henry IV is crowned King of France at Chartres". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: France