Catherine apparently believed that her sons were less dangerously employed debauching themselves than plotting against one another, but of course they did both, and the widow and children of Henri II
just might qualify as the most dysfunctional great family in history--beating, by a nose, the family of Henry II of England.
While it is certainly true that no French king jousted again after Henri II
, and none led their horses into bloody melees after Henri IV, both Louis XIII and Louis XIV learned to ride expertly, to handle a sword, and to hunt like their predecessors, and both personally traveled to battlefields to supervise operations.
10) If in Ronsard the notion of the tomb as architectural structure metaphorizes the lyric speaker's active confrontation with personal loss and mortality, in DuBellay's prefatory poem to King Henri II
the opening negation and the anachronistic dissonance between the splendid edifices of French royal architecture and the monumental ruins of ancient Rome immediately signal the poet's struggle to assimilate a loss at once infinitely more distant and strangely more indelible--the disappearance of the culture that both generates and authorizes his own art and, by extension, his own subject position:
The traditional historiographic view based to a certain extent on Protestant propaganda has been that official persecution of heresy reached its peak under the intolerant Henri II
The history of interior decoration began in the 16th century when French king Henri II
had his chateaux of Fontainbleau and Orion decorated by Italian artists.
Eliane Viennot, in her biography of Marguerite de Valois--youngest daughter of Henri II
and Catherine de' Medici and queen consort of Henry IV--adopts a similar strategy, employing this princess's given name when discussing the person and Margot, Ronsard's invention to allegorize her in a bergerie, to indicate her myth.
Hence they gloat that the Frenchman's verses - which are unintelligible in his native language and yet more so in translation - predicted the exact manner of death of Henri II
of France (sometime towards the end of his life), the execution of Charles I of England:
The year 1559 was pivotal for the Reformation movement, as the Guise brothers were enforcing increasingly radical repressive measures against the reformers soon after the death of Henri II
on 10 July 1559.
Ritchie's book tells us not only about the religious and political conflicts in Scotland but how they connected particularly with England and France, and Henri II
of France's hope that the marriage of Mary's daughter and his son might lead to a Franco-British empire.
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A letter quoted in part by both Bryson and Roelker and dated January 10, 1557, refers to peace negotiations between Henri II
of France and the Emperor Charles V.
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