The French Religious Wars 1562–1598

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The French Religious Wars 1562–1598

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The eight French Wars of Religion began in 1562 and lasted for 36 years. Although the wars were fought between Catholics and Protestants, this books draws out in full the equally important struggle for power between the king and the leading nobles, and the rivalry between the nobles themselves as they vied for control of the king. In a time when human life counted for little, the destruction reached its height in the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre when up to 10,000 Protestants lost their lives.

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Published Jun 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841763958
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 44 b/w; 17 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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