Marie Houllemare



Journal du règne de Henri IV. Tome III: 1595-1598

Transcription Ms. fr. 25004 et 13720 de la BnF
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Auteur Pierre de L'Estoile
Dirigé par Gilbert Schrenck
Edité par Marie Houllemare
Avec Volker Mecking
Editeur Librairie Droz S.A.
Distributeur Editions de Boccard

In this third volume of Pierre de l’Estoile’s journal, the author experiences France’s slow emergence out of war, and a quickening of the country’s political renewal under Henry IV. While the king continues to negotiate for peace with individual cities and forces, famine, epidemics, and strife rack the capital. A glimmer of light shines, however, as negotiations lead to the Edict of Nantes and a peaceful coexistence for French Protestants and Catholics.