Henry i duke of guise

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Profile for Henri de Guise from Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois (The Last Valois, #1) (page 1)

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By religion, he practised Catholicism , at a time when France was being polarized between the Catholics and Huguenots. His younger brother was Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine. In , he was seriously wounded at the Second Siege of Boulogne , but recovered.
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House of Guise

In he founded the Catholic League to prevent the heir, King Henry of Navarre , head of the Huguenot movement, from succeeding to the French throne. He fought at the Battle of Saint-Denis in , Battle of Jarnac , successfully defended Poitiers during a siege [2] and fought at the Battle of Moncontour , his love affair with Margaret of Valois in offended her brother, Charles IX of France and the Queen Mother, Catherine de' Medici, but his marriage to Catherine of Cleves restored his fortunes. Bartholomew's Day massacre which took place on the occasion of Margaret's marriage to the Huguenot , Henry of Navarre. With a charismatic and brilliant public reputation, he rose to heroic stature among the Catholic population of France as an opponent of the Huguenots. In he formed the Catholic League. Guise sent his cousin Charles, Duke of Aumale , to lead a rising in Picardy which could also support the retreat of the Spanish Armada.

Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. The House of Guise, a branch of the ducal family of Lorraine, played an important part in the religious troubles of France during the seventeenth century. By reason of descent from Charlemagne , it laid claim for a brief period to the throne of France. The Guises upheld firmly Catholic interests not only in France , but also in Scotland , where Marie de Lorraine and her daughter, Mary Stuart , were allied to them. Their religious zeal , however, was often tarnished by their own violence , and by that of their partisans; it also covered certain plans for political reform that were dangerous to monarchical centralization.

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Duke of Guise who was most famous for being Mary, Queen of Scots uncle and successful military career. He had had a total of 12 siblings, including, Claude de Guise. Francis, was the youthful cousin of Henry II of France, with whom he was raised and by birth a prominent individual in France. In , he was seriously wounded at the Second Siege of Boulogne , but recovered. He was struck with a lance through the bars of his helmet.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. House of Guise. Francis of Lorraine, duke of Guise. Anna of Este. Catherine of Cleves. Reasonator Scholia Statistics. Enrique I de Guisa es ; I.


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  2. Diana L. says:

    Category:Henry I, Duke of Guise - Wikimedia Commons

  3. Carles A. says:

    Henry I, Prince of Joinville, Duke of Guise, Count of Eu (31 December – 23 December ), sometimes called Le Balafre (Scarface), was the eldest son of.

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