Cardinal de Retz: the Anatomy of a Conspirator

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Macmillan Company, 1970 - Bishops - 447 pages
"Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz (September 29, 1613? August 24, 1679) was a French churchman, writer of memoirs, and agitator in the Fronde ... The Fronde (French pronunciation: {7f200b}[f̃d]); was a series of civil wars in France between 1648 and 1653, occurring in the midst of the Franco-Spanish War, which had begun in 1635. The word fronde means sling, which Parisian mobs used to smash the windows of supporters of Cardinal Mazarin."--Wikipedia.

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