Excesses of the league and its intrigues with Spain detach from it all the good French.
The conversion of Henri IV, who publicly abjures in Saint-Denis the faith calvinist (1593), reconciles the people to him from which the exaltation fell.
Paris opens its doors to him and the Spanish garrison evacuates the city (1594).
Master of Paris, Henri IV turns himself against the members of a league of the provinces and the Spaniards.
He beats those with Fountain-Frenchwoman (1595), constrained Mayenne, of Épernon, and the other members of a league to subject and to follow it, finally he takes again Amiens with the Spaniards (1597).
The year 1598, date of the Edict of Nantes and the Treaty of Vervins, marks the end of the period of anarchy which has lasted for forty years.
The Edict of Nantes grants to the Protestants the freedom of conscience and several places of safety.
The treaty of Vervins forces Spain to confirm the treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis.
The unit and the independence of France are assured.