The Catholic League, a powerful organisation set up in 1576 specifically to exclude Henry of Navarre
from the throne, chose a rival candidate in the person of the old and ineffectual Cardinal Charles de Bourbon.
Bellievre's 1583 mission in the Midi shows that Henry III was equally politically obtuse in his dealings with Henry of Navarre
, his brother-in-law and the powerful leader of France's Huguenots.
Later, he was appointed tutor to Henry of Navarre
, afterward Henry IV of France, who made him his librarian.
Henry III (1551-1589) had no direct heirs, and his second cousin, Henry of Navarre
(1553-1610), was the logical successor.
The 28th annual Belmont Stakes was won by Henry of Navarre
, with a time of 1:56 1/2.
A capable administrator but not an especially notable commander; his son, Henry of Navarre
also known as Henry of Navarre
and Henry the Great, 1553 - 1610) King of France (1589 - 1610), the first of the Bourbon dynasty.
In the absence of Henry begetting a son, the heir to the throne was his brother-in-law Henry of Navarre
(1553-1610), who, as a Huguenot, was unacceptable to the Catholic majority in France.
The second argument arises out of a close reading of the pamphlets' focus on the figure of Henry of Navarre
as a hero, which abruptly ended, along with the run of pamphlets, when Henry converted to Catholicism.
After 1575, Henry III lavished large sums on Henry of Navarre
despite the troubles of the 1580s.
In particular, he acted as an intermediary between Henry of Navarre
(who made him a gentleman of his chamber in 1577) and the court party, a task for which his moderate Roman Catholicism and advocacy of toleration fitted him well.
Henry IV of France, who had earlier been Henry of Navarre
, put through the Edict of Nantes in 1598, in which Huguenots were given freedom of religion within certain cities and towns.
1567); fought under Henry of Navarre
(King Henry IV) in the latter stages of the French Wars of Religion (1593-1598); voyaged to the West Indies and Central America (1598-1601), and was geographer on expeditions to what is now the northeastern U.
However my favourite author was Stanley Weyman who wrote books with a French background, including A Gentleman of France about an impoverished but brave Huguenot who sought and won fame, fortune and a fair lady in the service of Henry of Navarre
Assassination of Henry III of France, succeeded by Henry of Navarre