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Religious Wars of the 16th century

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Religious Wars of the 16th century France:        Background:  - Hapsburg-Valois Wars (Treaty of CateauCambresis): freed catholic leaders to  concentrate on Protestantism - Valois are the losers - New Revenues - Sale of  public offices: Nobility of the Robe didn’t pay taxes  - Concordat of Bologna gave money to the king and weakened the clergy  - Centralization of royal authority (Francis I and Henry II) It were small royal councils  Legal reform-uniformity Royal Architecture (Tulleries, Fontainebleu, Dreux) The French kings never gained absolute control of taxation  2. Religious Conflict -  Weak monarchs (sons of Henry II) - Nobles support of Calvinism (Huguenots) - Increasing sectarian violence with the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in 1572 - War of the three Henry’s (Henry III, Henry of Guise and Henry of Navarre) This lead to 
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  • Spring '10
  • GRAHAM
  • Henry II, n’t pay taxes, losers New Revenues, Legal reform­uniformity Royal, religious tolerant  Netherlands, Belgium­ Spanish Netherlands

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