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Martyrs and Murderers The Guise Family and the Making of Europe

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ISBN-10: 0199596794

ISBN-13: 9780199596799

Edition: 2011

Authors: Stuart Carroll

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The House of Guise was one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century, or indeed of any age. Today they are best remembered through the tragic life of one family member, Mary Queen of Scots. But the story of her Guise uncles, aunts and cousins is if anything more gripping - and certainly of greater significance in the history of Europe.The Guise family rose to prominence as the greatest enemy of the House of Habsburg and had dreams of a great dynastic empire that included the British Isles and southern Italy. They were among the staunchest opponents of the Reformation, played a major role in re-fashioning Catholicism at the Council of Trent before plunging France into a…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 1/15/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Invitation to a massacre
'All for one: one for all'
Dreams of empire
Chacun a son Tour
Congregations, conspiracies, and coups
The Cardinal's compromise
Bloodfeud Interlude: Princess Margot and the 'Negress'
A wedding and four thousand funerals
False kings and true Catholics
The invasion of England
Revolution
Counter-Revolution
Epilogue
Index