By Jack A. Clarke
The goal of this publication is to explain the Duke of Rohan's function as a political chief of the Huguenot celebration from 1621 to 1629 putting slightly much less emphasis on his army achievements. It makes no declare to biographical completeness. The narrative relies on con transitority books and pamphlets and on manuscripts within the Biblio theque state ale, the British Museum, and the general public checklist place of work. study used to be additionally performed on the Newberry Library, the Library of Congress, and on the collage of Wisconsin's Memorial Library, significantly in its Montauban, Tank, and French Pamphlet collections. within the education of this booklet i've got got suggestion and the aid of many folks. own thank you are as a result of William P. Kaldis, Jack Ray Thomas, and Howard S. Miller for studying the manuscript and to my spouse Anna for typing numerous drafts of it. Marguerite Chris tensen, reference librarian on the collage of Wisconsin, helped me safe a couple of infrequent volumes on interlibrary personal loan. i'd additionally wish to thank Cynthia Kaldis for translating various diplo matic letters from 17th century Latin.
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He, in turn, endeavored to justify himself with an aggrieved protestation of his own loyalty and that of the coreligionists. Without hesitation, Rohan admitted opposing Bouillon in the Assembly, "but I did so," he explained, "only to give your Majesty fresh proof of my fidelity and zeal for your service. I distrust the sincerity of these people who try to make themselves indispensable. Had M. " 1 Marie replied sarcastically that she wished to see her cousin's deeds correspond to his words. During the Duke's absence at court the intrigues against his authority continued at Saint Jean.
In Paris itself, the wildest rumors circulated among all classes of people. It was said that the Huguenots were plotting a general massacre of Catholics and that the King himself would soon repudiate Catholicism. In the swarming streets of the capital, violent men dared to say openly that Jacques Clement, the assassin of Henry III, had served the nation well. Heedless of public opinion, Henry IV continued undeterred in the course he had chosen. He planned a threefold assault on Spanish power. Henry and Maurice of Nassau agreed to join forces before Julich and march at the head of 30,000 men into the duchies.
France will fall into strange hands, he prophesized. We are lost if our good King is dead. In desperation he locked himself in the Bastille, of which he was the governor, and prepared for an immediate siege. On the following day Sully realized his mistake and visited Marie de Medici in the Louvre where he was cordially received. , Paris, 1843-1876) VII, 856. The Marquis de Beauvais-Nangis, a perpetually disappointed courtier, reports that only two companies of light horse were subsidized by the King, one for the Duke ofRetz and the other for Soubise.