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.
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Editors. "Henry IV is crowned King of France at Chartres". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15464, accessed 29 May 2017.]
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