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Martyrs and Murderers: The Guise Family and the Making of Europe
     

Martyrs and Murderers: The Guise Family and the Making of Europe

by Stuart Carroll
 

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ISBN-10: 0199229074

ISBN-13: 9780199229079

Pub. Date: 10/04/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

tells the Story of three generations of treacherous, bloodthirsty power-brokers. It is the sensational saga of the House of Guise, one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century, or indeed of any age.

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tells the Story of three generations of treacherous, bloodthirsty power-brokers. It is the sensational saga of the House of Guise, one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century, or indeed of any age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199229079
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/04/2009
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,263,686
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Plates and Genealogical Tables xiii

A note on coinage xv

1 Invitation to a Massacre 1

2 'All for One: One for All' 21

3 Dreams Of Empire 50

4 Chacun À Son Tour 80

5 Congregations, Conspiracies, and Coups 100

6 The Cardinal's Compromise 128

7 Bloodfued 160

Interlude: Princess Margot and The 'Negress' 185

8 A Wedding and Four Thousand Funerals 192

9 False Kings and True Catholics 221

10 The Invasion of England 242

11 Revolution 256

12 Counter-Revolution 281

Epilogue 293

Maps 303

Genealogical Tables 309

Further Reading 315

Notes 319

Photographic Acknowledgements 332

Index 333

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