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Chronique du Regne de Charles IX

£6.99

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Hardback. Beige, cloth covered book. Boards and spine are intact, some staining to front and back of boards. Foxing to inner boards of book. Features a colour illustration. Text is clear and readable.

Published by Nelson, sans date.

Book is in French.

In 1572, during a short period of peace in the wars of religion, Bernard de Mergy, a young Protestant nobleman, went to Paris to put himself at the orders of Coligny . There he found his brother, George, converted to Catholicism.

Loving a noble Catholic, Diane de Turgis, Bernard tries to seduce her and conquer the esteem of the king. But he can not make his religion forget, in this period of intolerance.

For Diane's beautiful eyes, he fights a duel and kills his rival, Comminges. Wounded, he is cared for by Ambroise Paré. He is then hidden by a witch to whom Diane has a White Mass spoken for his recovery. But Diane, who is very devout, wants to convert it at all costs.

At random from a street, he narrowly escapes from Catholics. And he happily finds himself at Diane's during the massacre of St. Bartholomew . That night, Diana tried again, but in vain, to convert him. Disguised as a monk, Bernard fled Paris.

George, for his part, refused to defeat Coligny, and then to take part in the massacre. He is in jail. Released by order of the king's brother, he participated in the siege of La Rochelle , a city in which Bernard found refuge.

Bernard, who fights under the orders of La Noue , ambushes a group of horsemen led by a captain in whom he does not recognize his brother. He ordered his arquebusiers not to miss the captain. George is seriously injured. He died stoically, refusing the assistance of a monk and a minister of the Reformed religion, who impudently quarreled his soul.

As to whether Bernard is going to console herself and Diane is going to take another lover, the author leaves it up to the reader to decide.

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Author(s):
Merimee, Prosper
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16cm x 10cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
284
Publisher:
Nelson
Title:
Chronique du Regne de Charles IX

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Hardback. Beige, cloth covered book. Boards and spine are intact, some staining to front and back of boards. Foxing to inner boards of book. Features a colour illustration. Text is clear and readable.

Published by Nelson, sans date.

Book is in French.

In 1572, during a short period of peace in the wars of religion, Bernard de Mergy, a young Protestant nobleman, went to Paris to put himself at the orders of Coligny . There he found his brother, George, converted to Catholicism.

Loving a noble Catholic, Diane de Turgis, Bernard tries to seduce her and conquer the esteem of the king. But he can not make his religion forget, in this period of intolerance.

For Diane's beautiful eyes, he fights a duel and kills his rival, Comminges. Wounded, he is cared for by Ambroise Paré. He is then hidden by a witch to whom Diane has a White Mass spoken for his recovery. But Diane, who is very devout, wants to convert it at all costs.

At random from a street, he narrowly escapes from Catholics. And he happily finds himself at Diane's during the massacre of St. Bartholomew . That night, Diana tried again, but in vain, to convert him. Disguised as a monk, Bernard fled Paris.

George, for his part, refused to defeat Coligny, and then to take part in the massacre. He is in jail. Released by order of the king's brother, he participated in the siege of La Rochelle , a city in which Bernard found refuge.

Bernard, who fights under the orders of La Noue , ambushes a group of horsemen led by a captain in whom he does not recognize his brother. He ordered his arquebusiers not to miss the captain. George is seriously injured. He died stoically, refusing the assistance of a monk and a minister of the Reformed religion, who impudently quarreled his soul.

As to whether Bernard is going to console herself and Diane is going to take another lover, the author leaves it up to the reader to decide.

Author(s):
Merimee, Prosper
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16cm x 10cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
284
Publisher:
Nelson
Title:
Chronique du Regne de Charles IX

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