Acquisition of three Évêchés.
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MONARCHY (of 1483 to 1789) » Wars against the house of Austria
French history in 100 tables
by Paul Lehugeur
ORIGINS (of 58 front. J.-C. with 887)
FEUDALITY (from 887 to 1483)
MONARCHY (of 1483 to 1789)
Wars of Italy
Wars against the house of Austria
Wars of religion
Apogee of monarchical France
Decline of monarchy
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Henri II (1547-1559), continuing the policy of François 1st, starts again in 1552 the fight against Charles-Quint with the assistance of the Turks and the Protestants of Germany.
He seizes the three évêchés, Metz, Toul and Verdun (1552); Charles-Quint tries to take again Metz, but it encounters a heroic resistance and is seen constrained with a disastrous retirement (January 1553).
At the same time the Turks advance in Hungary, and the Protestants strengthen themselves.
Forced to give up his dreams of universal monarchy and the re-establishment of Catholicism in Germany, the old emperor signs with Henri II the truce of Vaucelles (1556), and withdraws himself in a convent of Spain.
Its power is divided between his son Philippe II and his Ferdinand brother.
Henri II.
Catherine de Médicis.
The blow of Jarnac.
Patenôtres of Mr. the…
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