The Sixth Huguenot War, 1577

The French Estates General met in Dec. 1576 - March 1577. Only a few Huguenots attended; the radical Catholics held the majority. They opted for one confession only to be permitted in France, but refused additional taxes demanded by King Henri III. in order to finance the war.
The CATHOLIC LEAGUE was founded by the radical Catholics. A royal army commanded by the Duke of Anjou attacked Huguenot cities along the Loire and took LA CHARITE on May 2nd 1577, ISSOIRE on June 12th 1577. The war was ended in the PEACE OF BERGERAC (September 14th 1577). The Huguenots were again granted freedom of confession in their strongholds (EDICT OF POITIERS, Sept. 17th); the Catholic League was dissolved.

France under Henri III., from Renaissance Amboise, in French
The Wars of Religion, from Le Poulet Gauche (dates given notoriously unreliable)
Protestantism in France from the Death of Francis I. (1547) to the Edict of Nantes (1598), from History of Protestantism by J.A. Wylie, 1878; online book
Sixieme Guerre 1576-1577, from Protestants de Monflanquin sous l"ancien Regime, 1518-1789, in French
Guerres de Religion, from Yahoo Encyclopedie, in French
REFERENCE David Potter (ed., trsl.) : The French Wars of Religion, Selected Documents, New York : St. Martin's 1997

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First posted on February 3rd 2003, last revised on November 17th 2004

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