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Jeanne d'Albret
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Jeanne d'Albret

Jeanne d’Albret (Joan III of Navarre, l. 1528-1572) was Queen of Navarre, daughter of Marguerite de Navarre (l. 1492-1549) and niece of King Francois I (Francis I of France, r. 1515-1547). She is best known for leading the Huguenots (French...
Affair of the Diamond Necklace
Article by Harrison W. Mark

Affair of the Diamond Necklace

The affair of the diamond necklace (1784-86) was a scandal that centered around Queen Marie Antoinette of France (l. 1755-1793). Although the queen was innocent of any involvement in a plot to steal a luxurious diamond necklace, the scandal...
Jeanne de Jussie's Short Chronicle
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Jeanne de Jussie's Short Chronicle

Jeanne de Jussie's Short Chronicle (1535) is an eyewitness account by the nun Jeanne de Jussie (l. 1503-1561) relating how the Protestant Reformation in Geneva, Switzerland, impacted the lives of the sisters of her convent of Poor Clares...
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre was a widespread slaughter of French Protestants (Huguenots) by Catholics beginning on 24 August 1572 and lasting over two months, resulting in the deaths of between 5,000 and 25,000 people. It began in...
Catherine de' Medici
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Catherine de' Medici

Catherine de' Medici (l. 1519-1589) was the queen of France, mother of three kings and two queens and, between 1559 and c. 1576, the most powerful woman in France and, possibly, all of Europe. She was the strength behind the French throne...
Ten Protestant Reformation Facts You Need to Know
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Ten Protestant Reformation Facts You Need to Know

The Protestant Reformation (1517-1648) was one of the most significant cultural, political, and religious events in the history of Europe and helped shape the modern world. It was a complex event spanning over 100 years, which radically changed...
Jeanne d’Albret
Image by School of François Clouet

Jeanne d’Albret

A portrait of Jeanne d’Albret (Joan III of Navarre, l. 1528-1572), Queen of Navarre and leader of the Huguenots (French Protestants) in the French Wars of Religion (1562-1598). Painted by the School of François Clouet. (National Library of...
Portrait of Jeanne d’Albret
Image by School of François Clouet

Portrait of Jeanne d’Albret

Portrait of Jeanne d’Albret (Joan III of Navarre, l. 1528-1572), Queen of Navarre and leader of the Huguenots (French Protestants) in the French Wars of Religion (1562-1598). Painted by the School of François Clouet. (Condé Museum, Château...
Portrait of Jeanne de la Motte
Image by John Goldar

Portrait of Jeanne de la Motte

Engraving of Jeanne de la Motte, mastermind behind the affair of the diamond necklace. Made by John Goldar, c. 1790. Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Jeanne de Jussie's Short Chronicle
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Jeanne de Jussie's Short Chronicle

The first page of the manuscript of Jeanne de Jussie's Short Chronicle. Library of Geneva
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