Season of conspiracy : Calvin, the French Reformed Churches, and Protestant plotting in the reign of Francis II (1559-60) / Philip Benedict.

Author
Benedict, Philip [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • French
Published/​Created
  • Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] : American Philosophical Society Press, [2020]
  • ©2020
Description
xi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

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Season of Conspiracy considers the March 1560 conspiracy of Amboise and subsequent plots devised later that year to remove the young King Francis II from the sway of his chief advisors of the house of Guise and improve the legal situation of France's Protestant movement. New and rediscovered evidence--most important, the long-lost testimony of a cabinetmaker engaged in the plotting from January through September--reveals the conspiracies to have been more closely linked to the network of Reformed churches within France and to John Calvin in Geneva than previously understood. The results compel a reconsideration not only of events that are often said to have constituted the first act of the French Wars of Religion, but also of Calvin's political engagement and sagacity.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
Appendix in French.
Other title(s)
Calvin, the French Reformed Churches, and Protestant plotting in the reign of Francis II (1559-60)
ISBN
  • 1606180851 ((paperback))
  • 9781606180853 ((paperback))
LCCN
2019953261
OCLC
1135462671
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