Aspiration, Representation and Memory: The Guise in Europe, 1506-1688

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Exploiting the turbulence and strife of sixteenth-century France, the House of Guise arose from a provincial power base to establish themselves as dominant political players in France and indeed Europe, marrying within royal and princely circles and occupying the most important ecclesiastical and military positions. Propelled by ambitions derived from their position as cadets of a minor sovereign house, they represent a cadre of early modern elites who are difficult to categorise neatly: neither fully sovereign princes nor ...

Aspiration, Representation and Memory: The Guise in Europe, 1506-1688 2015, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781472419347

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