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Images Dated 21st September 2009

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Mary Stuart, Queen Consort of Francis II of France, c1560 (1882-1884) Featured 21 Sep 2009 Print

Mary Stuart, Queen Consort of Francis II of France, c1560 (1882-1884)

Mary Stuart, Queen Consort of Francis II of France, c1560 (1882-1884). Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) married Francis, then Dauphin of France, in 1558. He became king the following year but died in 1560. Mary returned to Scotland but in 1567 was forced to abdicate the Scottish throne in favour of James, her one year old son by her second husband, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, and fled to England. As a Catholic with a claim to the throne of her cousin, Elizabeth I, Mary became a focus for plots, and was eventually imprisoned and executed. From a miniature in the collection of Gaignieres, Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliotheque Nationale. 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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The death of the Marquis de Condorcet, 1794 (1882-1884) Featured 21 Sep 2009 Print

The death of the Marquis de Condorcet, 1794 (1882-1884)

The death of the Marquis de Condorcet, 1794 (1882-1884). Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet (1743-1794) was a French Enlightenment philosopher and sociologist. He was a proponent of educational reform, as well as a liberal free market economy and equal rights for all, regardless of race or sex, ideas well ahead of his time. Condorcet played a prominent role in the French Revolution, drafting a new constitution for France in 1793. Like so many others however, he fell foul of Maximilien Robespierre, and having been arrested after a period as a fugitive, was found dead in his prison cell on 28th March 1794. It is not known whether he took poison or was murdered by his captors because he remained too popular a figure to be publicly executed. He was symbolically interred in the Pantheon in 1989. A print from La France et les Francais a Travers les Siecle, 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 21 Sep 2009 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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