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French Wars Of Religion Gallery

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Choose from 50 pictures in our French Wars Of Religion collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Antoine de Saint-Chamand, Seigneur de Mery, unknown lady and Henry IV of France, 1600 (1882-1884) Featured Print

Antoine de Saint-Chamand, Seigneur de Mery, unknown lady and Henry IV of France, 1600 (1882-1884)

Antoine de Saint-Chamand, Seigneur de Mery, an unknown lady and Henry IV of France, 1600 (1882-1884). Antoine de Saint-Chamand was a member of the Catholic League, the organisation founded by Henry, Duke of Guise during the French Wars of Religion. Henry (1553-1610) became King of Navarre in 1572 and ascended the French throne in 1589. A Protestant, he fought in the French Wars of Religion, but after becoming king he converted to Catholicism and in 1598 signed the Edict of Nantes, granting religious freedoms to the Protestants and bringing the conflict to an end. He was murdered by a fanatical Catholic. From the collection of Gaignieres. A print from La France et les Francais a Travers les Siecles, Volume III, F Roy editor, A Challamel, Saint-Antoine, 1882-1884

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Francis of Lorraine, 2nd Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician, 16th century (1882-1884).Artist: Micheler Featured Print

Francis of Lorraine, 2nd Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician, 16th century (1882-1884).Artist: Micheler

Francis of Lorraine, 2nd Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician, 16th century (1882-1884). Francis, Duke of Guise (1519-1563) was created Grand Chamberlain of France in 1551. The following year he earned renown for successfully defending the city of Metz against the invading army of the Emperor Charles V and in 1558 captured Calais, the last remaining English possession in France. After Francis II became King of France in 1559, Guise and his brother Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, became the most powerful figures on the royal council. The period from 1560 onwards saw increasing tensions between Catholics and Protestants in France, and a botched attempt to kidnap the staunchly Catholic Guises sparked a series of assassinations and counter-assassinations. After the accession of the young Charles IX to the throne, the regent Catherine de Medici seemed inclined to favour the Protestant cause, leading Francis to take a prominent role at the head of the Catholic faction. A massacre of Protestants took place at Wassy-sur-Blaise on 1st March 1562 when Francis was present, provoking what would become known as the French Wars of Religion. He was assassinated by a Huguenot whilst besieging the city of Orleans in February 1563. A print from La France et les Francais a Travers les Siecles, Volume III, F Roy editor, A Challamel, Saint-Antoine, 1882-1884

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Paris during the League (La Ligue), 1590 (19th century) Featured Print

Paris during the League (La Ligue), 1590 (19th century)

Paris during the League (La Ligue), 1590 (19th century). Illustration based on pictures of the Procession of the League, 24 May 1590. It shows typical soldiers and civic guards armed with pikes and harquebuses, Papal Legate Cajetan, priests, monks, friars, and members of the bourgeoisie. The white crosses on hats are a reminder of the Massacre of St Bartholemew, in which thousands of Protestant Huguenots were killed in 1572. The Catholic League was formed by Henry of Guise during the French Wars of Religion. After Guise was assassinated in 1588, the League rose up against the king, Henry III. After a popular uprising forced the king to flee the city, the League held Paris, which was besieged by the king's forces and those of Henry of Navarre

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