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A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, vol 5

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times,  vol 5 by Francois Guizot
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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (October 4, 1787 -September 12, 1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government service to the "citizen king" Louis Philippe, as the Minister of Education, 1832-1837, ambassador to London, Foreign Minister 1840-1847, and finally Prime Minister of France from September 19, 1847 to February 23, 1848. His "Popular History of France" is an attractive and engrossing narrative, here presented in an easily readable English translation by Robert Black, first published in 1898.

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HISTORY OF FRANCE

BY M. GUIZOT

VOLUME V.

LIST OF STEEL ENGRAVINGS:

CASTLE OF PAU FRONTISPIECE.

GABRIELLE D'ESTREES 130

MARIE DE MEDICI. 147

RICHELIEU. 180

LOUIS XIV. 344

TURENNE. 444

LIST OF WOOD CUT ILLUSTRATIONS.

Henry IV. 11

Henry IV. at Ivry 26

"Do not lose Sight of my White Plume." 30

Rosny Castle 30

Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma 32

Charles de Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne 35

Sully 37

Lemaitre, Mayenne, and the Archbishop of Lyons 53

Henry IV.'s Abjuration 56

The Castle of Monceaux 91

The Castle of St. Germain in the Reign of Henry IV. 107

The Castle of Fontainbleau 124

Henry IV. and his Ministers 138

The Arsenal in the Reign of Henry IV. 143

The Louvre 145

Concini, Leonora Galigai, and Mary de' Medici 149

Louis XIII. and Albert de Luynes 154

Murder of Marshal d'Ancre 155

Double Duel 188

"Tapping with his Finger tips on the Window pane." 191

Henry, Duke of Montmorency, at Castelnaudary 199

The King and the Cardinal 204

Cinq Mars and De Thou going to Execution 215

The Parliament of Paris reprimanded 217

The Barefoots 221

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