The Religious Crisis Begins, 1559–1560

Allan A. Tulchin

in That Men Would Praise the Lord

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199736522
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866229 | DOI:
The Religious Crisis Begins, 1559–1560

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This chapter describes the political evolution of Nîmes during the short reign of Francis II. Because of the king’s youth, faction fights broke out at court. As the Guises, and then Catherine de Medici, held sway, royal policy switched from repression to conciliation. Nîmes’s town council and présidial attempted to follow the shifting royal line, but this became more difficult as the Protestant party gained strength. Eventually, royal troops tried to repress Protestant assemblies by staging a coup against Nîmes’s government.

Keywords: Catherine de Medici; Guises; Francis II; Protestant assemblies

Chapter.  12109 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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