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Unformatted text preview: [ FROM COURTS TO CAPITALS ] History 119 Discussion 301 Platt October 18, 2007 C OUNSEL OF T RENT- Trent: first session: seating order- precedence- hierarchy- courts: place for display & articulation of rank- Henry IIs death by jousting- person who lanced him was not prosecuted- In 16c kings still very much first among peers- still saw themselves as part of the nobility, just near the top- still lead their armies into battle- still knights- still scrapping with the nobles I. V IOLENCE- very much a part of noble life- wars of religion:- convulsions of violence: 1562-1563, 1567-1570, 1572-1573, 1574-1576, 1580, 1585-1589- many layers:- nobles: Admiral Coligny (d. 1572) & Prince Cond of Bourbon family, Guise family- Huguenots mostly merchants- artisans- duels: purview of nobility- 17c: 350 nobles died a year in duels- 1627: execution of Montmorency-Bouteville kings power to control noble violence- king says there will be no more duels, and he makes his point by killing powerful noble...
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