From Valois to Bourbon: Dynasty, State and Society in Early Modern France


In August 1589 Henri III, the last of the Valois Kings of France, was assassinated by a Dominican monk, Jacques Clement. This ill-fated and much maligned son of Henri II and Cather de Medici was succeeded by the first of the Bourbons, Henri IV and King of Navarre.

This collection of studies by international experts in the field examines fresh evidence and casts new light upon the interpretation of the character and politics of the last of the Valois and Henri IV and the Bourbon dynasty.

This book is valuable for all those who take an interest in French history whether they be students, academics or general readers.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Keith Cameron
  • Sydney Anglo
  • N. M. Sutherland
  • Christopher Bettinson
  • Richard Cooper
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Exeter, England
Publication year:
  • 1989


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