The Religious Wars done and the crown secured, Henri IV and France gathered its strength and prepared to push its way back onto the European stage. The natural direction to look was eastward. And, above all, France had to break what it perceived as encirclement by the Hapsburgs.

The Religious Wars done and the crown secured, Henri IV and France gathered its strength and prepared to push its way back onto the European stage. The natural direction to look was eastward. And, above all, France had to break what it perceived as encirclement by the Hapsburgs.

King Henri IV's triumphant entry into Montmélian, French War of Religion

King Henri IV's triumphant entry into Montmélian, French War of Religion

Elisabeth of France (1602-1644) Queen consort of Spain & Portugal as wife of King Philip IV of Spain / eldest daughter of King Henry IV of France & Marie de' Medici. Elisabeth was renowned for her beauty, intelligence & noble personality, which made her very popular with the Spanish people. The new queen of Spain was aware her husband had mistresses & she herself was the subject of rumors about her relations w/ poet Peralta. When a fire broke out, Peralta carried the queen to a place of…

Elisabeth of France (1602-1644) Queen consort of Spain & Portugal as wife of King Philip IV of Spain / eldest daughter of King Henry IV of France & Marie de' Medici. Elisabeth was renowned for her beauty, intelligence & noble personality, which made her very popular with the Spanish people. The new queen of Spain was aware her husband had mistresses & she herself was the subject of rumors about her relations w/ poet Peralta. When a fire broke out, Peralta carried the queen to a place of…

Margaret of Anjou (1430 –1482) - wife of a 23-year old Henry VI since she was 15. At that time she was described as beautiful, and furthermore "already a woman: passionate and proud and strong-willed".Her ambitions led to The Rebellion of Yorkists' but she defended her crown until the end. During the fight she lost her only son Edward who - as rumored - was born from Duke Edward Somerset. Henry VI himself said that Prince Edward was born not only as the holy spirit. Died in France at 52/53.

Margaret of Anjou (1430 –1482) - wife of a 23-year old Henry VI since she was 15. At that time she was described as beautiful, and furthermore "already a woman: passionate and proud and strong-willed".Her ambitions led to The Rebellion of Yorkists' but she defended her crown until the end. During the fight she lost her only son Edward who - as rumored - was born from Duke Edward Somerset. Henry VI himself said that Prince Edward was born not only as the holy spirit. Died in France at 52/53.

The Religious Wars, eight in total before 1589, took on an international tone when Spain intervened to prevent the triumph of the Huguenots under Henri de Navarre. In 1593 Henri decided that "Paris was worth a Mass" and, in 1598 he became the undisputed king of France.

The Religious Wars, eight in total before 1589, took on an international tone when Spain intervened to prevent the triumph of the Huguenots under Henri de Navarre. In 1593 Henri decided that "Paris was worth a Mass" and, in 1598 he became the undisputed king of France.

Born March 27, 1785, Louis Charles de France, he was the second son and third child born to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He became Dauphin of France upon the death of his older brother in June of 1789, and upon the execution of his father became the King of France as Louis XVII. After his father’s execution, he was forcibly separated from his Mother, Sister, and Aunt. He was often beaten and neglected by his so called “Guardians”, eventually dying in prison at the age of just ten years…

Born March 27, 1785, Louis Charles de France, he was the second son and third child born to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He became Dauphin of France upon the death of his older brother in June of 1789, and upon the execution of his father became the King of France as Louis XVII. After his father’s execution, he was forcibly separated from his Mother, Sister, and Aunt. He was often beaten and neglected by his so called “Guardians”, eventually dying in prison at the age of just ten years…

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