Description de Tous Les Provinces de France Et de Toutes Les Plus Illustrés Et Plus Remarquables Maisons Avec Leurs Qualités Et Religion

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Cambridge University Press, 2004 - History - 261 pages
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This volume assembles hitherto unpublished English writings in French on France, and especially its nobility, during the 1580s, a key period for understanding the final crisis of the War of Religion. They contain information on the political dispositions of the leading royal officials and on the lineage 'alliances' and the properties of a vast number of French noblemen in the provinces. Robert Cecil, son of Elizabeth's minister Burghley, was certainly involved in their composition, which seems to have been written by those involved in English missions to France in the early 1580s.
 

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Contents

PART 1
25
PART 2
55
RICHARD COOKS DESCRIPTION DE TOUS
121
Documents related to Text A
165
Documents compiled by Richard Cook
198
INDEX
245
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