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READING HALL "THIRD MILLENNIUM LIBRARY"

 

CAMBRIDGE MODERN HISTORY

 

 

THE

WARS OF RELIGION

 

I.

THE WARS OF RELIGION IN FRANCE By A. J. BUTLER

II.

FRENCH HUMANISM AND MONTAIGNE By A. A. TILLEY

III.

THE CATHOLIC REACTION, AND THE VALOIS AND BATHORY, ELECTIONS, IN POLAND By R. NISBET BAIN

IV

THE HEIGHT OF THE OTTOMAN POWER By MORITZ BROSCH

V

THE EMPIRE UNDER FERDINAND I AND MAXIMILIAN II By A. W. WARD

VI.

THE REVOLT OF THE NETHERLANDS.By GEORGE EDMUNDSON

VII.

WILLIAM THE SILENT. By GEORGE EDMUNDSON

VIII.

MARY STEWART. By THOMAS GRAVES LAW

IX.

THE ELIZABETHAN NAVAL WAR WITH SPAIN. By J. K. LAUGHTON

X

THE LAST YEARS OF ELIZABETH. By SIDNEY LEE

XI

THE ELIZABETHAN AGE OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. By SIDNEY LEE

XII.

TUSCANY By E. ARMSTRONG

 

SAVOY

XIII.

ROME UNDER SIXTUS V. By COUNT UGO BALZANI

XIV.

THE END OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE. By A. J. BUTLER

XV.

SPAIN UNDER PHILIP II. By MARTIN HUME

XVI.

SPAIN UNDER PHILIP III. By MARTIN HUME

XVII.

BRITAIN UNDER JAMES I. By Professor S. R. GARDINER

XVIII.

IRELAND TO THE SETTLEMENT OF ULSTER. By R. DUNLOP

XIX.

THE DUTCH REPUBLIC. By the Rev. G. EDMUNDSON

XX.

HENRY IV OF FRANCE. By STANLEY LEATHES

XXI.

THE EMPIRE UNDER RUDOLF II .By A. W. WARD

XXII.

POLITICAL THOUGHT IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. By J. NEVILLE FIGGIS

 

 

NICE READING

THE FRENCH WARS OF RELIGION

THE FRENCH WARS OF RELIGION. THEIR POLITICAL ASPECT

The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre.

Henry of Guise and other portraits.

The House of Austria in the Thirty Years' War.

History of Holland.

THE MASSACRE OF ST BARTHOLEMEW

The History of Mary Stewart

History Of Ireland, 1547-1649

The days of Prince Maurice : the story of the Netherland war from the death of William the Silent to its close, 1584-1648

The Divine Right of Kings.

The follies of science at the court of Rudolph II, 1576-1612

Drake and the Tudor Navy, with a History of the Rise of England as a maritime Power. VOLUME 1

Drake and the Tudor Navy, with a History of the Rise of England as a maritime Power. VOLUME 2

Chronological Summary

FIRST PERIOD.

1559. Treaty of Cateau Cambresis between France and Spain (April).

Death of Henry II at a Tournament.

Accession of Francis II.

Supremacy of the Guises, uncles of the Queen.

1560. La Renaudie’s Conspiracy, the Tumult of Amboise (March).

Edict of Romorantin against the Huguenots.

Arrest and sentence of Condé.

Death of Francis II (Dec.).

 Accession of Charles IX under guardianship of Catherine di Medici and Anthony of Navarre.

1561. Estates General of Orleans (Jan.).

The Catholic triumvirate—Guise, Montmorenci, S. André—Estates of Pontoise (Aug.).

Colloquy of Poissi between Catholic and Calvinist divines (Sept.).

1562. The tolerant Edict of January. Navarre joins the Catholics.

Massacre of the Congregation of Vassi by Guise’s followers (March).

Condé and Coligni seize Orleans (April).

English at Havre. Capture of Rouen by Catholics (Oct.), and death of Navarre.

Defeat of Huguenots at Dreux.

Capture of Condé and Montmorenci. Death of S. André

1563. Murder of Guise before Orleans by Poltrot (Feb.).

Peace of Amboise (March).

Capture of Havre from English (July).

1564. Peace of Troyes with English. Tour of Catherine and Charles.

1565. Their interview with Elizabeth of Spain and Alva at Bayonne (June).

1566. Troubles in the Netherlands.

1567. Second War. Attempt of Condé to seize the Court at Meaux (Sept.).

Condé attacks Paris. Battle of S. Denis. Death of Montmorenci (Nov.).

1568. John Casimir’s Germans join Condé.

Peace of Longjumeau or Chartres (March).

Flight of Condé and Coligni (Aug.).

Third War.

1569. Defeat of Huguenots at Jarnac (March).

Death of Condé. Invasion of Deux Fonts.

Defeat of Coligni at Moncontour (Oct.).

Defence of S. Jean d’Angely.

Louis of Nassau at Rochelle.

1570. Peace of S. Germain (Aug.).

1571-2. French schemes on Netherlands.

Anglo-French alliance.

Louis of Nassau with French aid seizes Valenciennes and Mons.

Marriage of Navarre and Margaret.

Massacre of S. Bartholo­mew (Aug.).

SECOND PERIOD.

1572.  Navarre and Condé abjure Reform.

Local resistance of Huguenot towns.

The Fourth War.

1573. Sieges of Rochelle and Sancerre.

Negotiations of the Crown with Orange.

The Fair of Frankfort.

Election of Anjou to throne of Poland (May).

Peace of Rochelle (June).

1574. Fifth War. Conspiracy of Navarre and Alençon—its discovery.

Execution of La Mole and Coconas.

Arrest of Marshals Montmorenci and Cosse.

Death of Charles IX (May).

Negotiations for marriage of Alençon with Elizabeth (1573-4)

Confederation of Huguenots and Politiques under Damville in Languedoc.

Return of Henry III from Poland (Sept.).

Death of Cardinal of Lorraine (Dec.).

1575. Escape and revolt of Alençon. Invasion of John Casimir (Sept.).

1576. Escape of Navarre (Feb.).

Alençon, John Casimir, and Condé march on Paris.

Peace of Monsieur (April). Its favorable terms for the Huguenots.

Catholic League of Picardy (June).

Estates General of Blois and Catholic revival.

1577. The Sixth War (March).

Peace of Bergerac (Sept.).

1578. Alençon in the Netherlands. Growing antagonism to the Crown.

1579. Alençon in England. French occupation of Cambrai and La Fere.

1580. Seventh or Lovers’ War (Feb.).

Peace of Fleix (Nov.).

Treaty of Plessis between Alen9on and United Provinces.

Henry recognizes Alençon’s expedition to Netherlands.

France to annex Artois.

1581. Alençon lord of the Netherlands; his visit to England and betrothal to Elizabeth.

1582. Alençon in the Netherlands.

Catherine interferes for independence of Portugal.

Defeat of French fleet off Azores.

1583. Alençon’s treacherous attempt on Antwerp (Jan.).

Alençon’s death (June).

Assassination of Orange (July).

THIRD PERIOD.

1584. The League of Paris (Dec.).

1585. The Pact of Joinville between Guises, Cardinal Bourbon, and Spanish agents (Jan.).

Henry III refuses the sovereignty of the Netherlands (Feb.).

1587. War of the Three Henries.

Navarre defeats Joyeuse at Coutras (Oct.).

The King makes terms with the German auxiliaries who are cut to pieces by Guise (Nov.).

Remarkable retreat of the Huguenot horse.

1588.  The day of the Barricades (May).

The King forced to fly from Paris.

The Estates General of Blois.

Murder of Henry of Guise and the Cardinal of Guise by the King (Dec.).

1589. Death of Catherine di Medici (Jan.).

The Revolution at Paris.

League of the King and Navarre.

Their march on Paris. Murder of Henry III (Aug.).

FOURTH PERIOD.

1589. Two Bourbon Kings, Henry IV and Charles X.

Henry’s retreat from Paris to Normandy.

Differences between Mayenne and the Sixteen at Paris.

Spanish influence in Paris.

1590. Henry’s victory at Ivry (March).

Siege and starvation of Paris.

Death of Charles X. (May).

The Duke of Parma relieves the town (Sept.).

1591. The Royalists capture S. Denis, blockade Paris, and take Chartres.

Terrorism of the Sixteen and their suppression by Mayenne.

1592. Siege of Rouen and its relief by Parma. His retreat to the Netherlands and death (Dec.).

1593. Estates of the League. Who is to be the Catholic King?

Struggle against Spanish influence.

Henry IV’s abjuration of heresy (July).

1594. Henry IV enters Paris (March).

Gradual extinction of the League.

1595. War declared against Spain (Jan.).

The King's absolution by Clement VIII (Sept.).

1596.  Submission of Mayenne.

The Spaniards surprise Calais (April).

1597. The Spaniards surprise Amiens (March). Its re-capture (Sept.).

1598.  Brittany conquered. The last of the League.

Edict of Nantes and Peace of Vervins with Spain