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The Edict of Nantes, 1598

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The Edict of Nantes, 1598.

The Edict of Nantes, issued under Henry of Navarre after he ascended to the French throne as Henry IV, effectively ended the French Wars of Religion by granting official tolerance to Protestantism. Henry of Navarre had been a Calvinist, but before he was crowned, he converted to Catholicism. The deeply and dangerously divided world that Montaigne dealt with as a government official, and which in part led him to retreat into his study, was afforded some respite.


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