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Encyclopedia > War of the Three Henries

The War of the Three Henrys (1562-1598) was a series of civil wars in France, also known as the Huguenot Wars or French Wars of Religion.

The 'three Henries' were:

  • Henry III of France
  • Henry IV of France, also called Henry of Navarre
  • Henry of Guise

See also

  Results from FactBites:
Henry I, Duke of Guise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (634 words)
Henry, 3rd Duke of Guise (January 31, 1550 – December 23, 1588, Château de Blois), sometimes called Le Balafré, "the scarred", was the son of Francis, Duke of Guise.
The talent and dash of Guise contrasted favorably with the vacillation and weakness of Henry III, and he was said to have claimed a Carolingian descent and cast eyes on the throne.
This led to the stage of the Wars of Religion known as the War of the Three Henries.
French Wars of Religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1287 words)
The French Wars of Religion were a series of conflicts fought between Catholics and Huguenots (Protestants) from the middle of the sixteenth century to the Edict of Nantes in 1598, including civil infighting as well as military operations.
At Orléans, Francis, Duke of Guise was assassinated, and Catherine's fears that the war might drag on led her to negotiate a truce and the Edict of Amboise (1563).
The situation on the ground in 1590 was that King Henry IV of France, as Navarre had become, held the south and west, and the Catholic League the north and east.
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