Nicholas French

(1604—1678) Roman Catholic bishop of Ferns

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Shorter notice. Knights and Peasants. The Hundred Years War in the French Countryside. Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Dew. Orientalism in Louis XIV's France. (Oxford Historical Monographs.) New York: Oxford University Press. 2009. Pp. xv, 301. $110.00

Nicholas Mirzoeff. Silent Poetry: Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1995. Pp. xiv, 317. $29.95

Nicholas Wright. Knights and Peasants: The Hundred Years War in the French Countryside. (Warfare in History, number 4.) Rochester, N.Y.: Boydell. 1998. Pp. x, 144. $54.00

Nicholas Atkin and Frank Tallett, editors. The Right in France, 1789–1997. (International Library of Historical Studies.) London: I. B. Tauris; distributed by St. Martin's Press, New York. 1998. Pp. xiv, 306. $59.50

The Sacramentary of Ratoldus (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 12052). Edited by Nicholas Orchard. Pp. ccvi + 601. Illustrated. (Henry Bradshaw Society, 116.) London: The Boydell Press, 2005. isbn 1 870252 22 5. £35/$70.
 The Liturgy of the Late Anglo-Saxon Church. Edited by Helen Gittos and M. Bradford Bedingfield. Pp. xi + 331. (Henry Bradshaw Society Subsidia, 5.) London: The Boydell Press, 2005. isbn 1 870252 21 7. £50/$90


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(1604–78), Catholic bishop of Ferns and Confederate Catholic politician. An opponent of the first Ormond peace, French was dispatched to Rome as crisis mounted. In November 1648 he used the pope's non-committal answer on how peace might be achieved with heretics, and a cardinal's letter about Roman opinion being divided over Rinuccini's use of excommunication, to swing the Confederate Assembly towards the second Ormond peace. French subsequently persuaded the bishops to acquiesce, citing the compromise between Catholics and Protestants at Westphalia.


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