He was first to convince the queen to stop helping fund Henry of Navarre
in his defence of the Huguenot cause, and second to persuade Elizabeth to spare the life of Henry's sister-in-law, Mary Stuart, who stood convicted by the English courts and condemned to death by Elizabeth for her part in the Babbington plot.(69) The former request was totally unrealistic, since it reflected only Henry's interests, and took no account of those of the Protestant queen and her largely Protestant subjects.
Thus, once the French crown had stopped persecuting the Huguenots after Henry of Navarre
's ascension to the throne, and even after the Holy Leauge had been defeated by 1595, the Huguenots still found themselves under pressure.
French poet who composed elegant and tender verse and contributed to the Satire Menippee, the manifesto of the moderate Royalist party in support of Henry of Navarre
's claim to the throne.
Assassination of Henry III of France, succeeded by Henry of Navarre
(44) Furthermore, James continued his friendship with Henry of Navarre
and delighted in the company of his favorite poet, the very Protestant Du Bartas.
Among such works are Doctor Darwin (1930), Gilbert and Sullivan (1935), A Life of Shakespeare (1942), G.B.S: A Full-Length Portrait (1942), Conan Doyle: His Life and Art (1943), The Life of Oscar Wilde (1946), The Man Whistler (1952), and Henry of Navarre
The high point of this civic policy came during the tumultuous events of 1588-1589 - with the assassinations of the Guises and Henry III and the accession of the Protestant Henry of Navarre
- when the town, virtually alone in its region, openly declared for the crown.
At the chateau of Pau, where Henry of Navarre
was born in 1553, hangs Ambroise Dubois' painting of the ageing king in the guise of Mars, near the enormous turtle shell that reputedly cradled him as an infant.
1567); fought under Henry of Navarre
(King Henry IV) in the latter stages of the French Wars of Religion (1593-1598); voyaged to the West Indies and Central America (1598-1601), and was geographer on expeditions to what is now the northeastern U.S.
One significant encounter during these years was with Philippe de Mornay du Plessis, Languet's elder spiritual son, who had just married the personable young widow Charlotte Arbaleste and was in the process of transferring his service from the Duke of Bouillon to King Henry of Navarre
. Soon he would be, as an enemy called him, "the Pope of the Huguenots." A tireless, witty, ugly, charming, overwhelmingly intelligent, and wholly upright man, he gradually became (I have argued elsewhere) Sidney's role model as well as his deeply affectionate friend.
Baumgartner divides his volume into three parts: the period between 1484 and the Peace of the Ladies at Cambrai (1530) which effectively ended French adventures in Italy; 1530 and the beginning of the wars of religion in 1562; and the wars of religion and Henry of Navarre
's pacification of his exhausted kingdom.
The papers in this volume, compiled from a colloquium held at Agen in 1991, cover a wide range of topics: Marguerite as queen and wife of Henry of Navarre
; as author and patron; and as the subject of such contemporary writers as Brantome and Agrippa d'Aubigne.