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Religious Conflict and Civil War in France c. 1560-1600: Term 2, Week 4

Week 4: Henry III

Does Henry III deserve his negative reputation?

  • David Potter, 'Kingship in the Wars of Religion: the Reputation of Henry III of France', European History Quarterly, 25 (1995), 485-528
  • Keith Cameron, Henry III: A Maligned or Malignant King? (1978)
  • Mark Greengrass, Governing Passions: Peace and Reform in the French Kingdom (1576-1585) (2007)
  • D.A. Bell, 'Unmasking a King: the Political Uses of Popular Literature under the Catholic League, 1588-89', Sixteenth Century Journal, 20 (1989), 371-86
  • Michael Wintroub, 'Words, Deeds and a Womanly King', French Historical Studies, 28 (2005), 387-413
  • Anita M. Walker and Edmund H. Dickerman, 'The King who would be Man: Henri III, Gender Identity and the Murders at Blois, 1588', Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques, 24 (1989), 253-81
  • Kathleen P. Long, Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe (2006), chap. 7
  • Richard Cooper, 'The Aftermath of the Blois Assassinations of 1588: Documents in the Vatican', French History, 3 (1989), 404-26 (see also Keith Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon (1989), pp. 51-72)
  • Penny Roberts, 'Marlowe's "The Massacre at Paris": a Historical Perspective', Renaissance Studies, 9 (1995), 430-41
  • Alexander Wilkinson, 'Homicides Royaux: The Assassination of the Duc and Cardinal de Guise and the Radicalisation of French Public Opinion', French History, 18 (2004), 129-53
  • Xavier Le Person, 'Practiques' et 'practiquers': la vie politique a la fin du règne de Henri III, 1584-1589 (2002)
  • Nicolas Le Roux, La Faveur du roi: mignons et courtisans au temps des derniers Valois (vers 1547-vers 1589) (2000)
  • Robert Sauzet (ed.), Henri III et son temps (1992), an interesting collection of essays

Documents: Potter: Chaps. 6 & 7

Documents: 33

Figures: 6, 9-14