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French Era Pirate Silver Coin

King Henry IV 1589-1603


French Henry IV Douzain:


King after the tragic death of Henry III, Henry de Bourbon, King of Navarre, down from last son of St. Louis, Robert de Clermont. Henry IV same the beginning of the Bourbon dynasty that ruled France until the Revolution.


 By the statement of 4 August 1589, Henry IV, a protestant, promised the maintenance of the Catholic religion and the meeting of a national council. The Duke of Mayenne was proclaimed king Cardinal de Bourbon, then a prisoner of Henry IV, under the name of Charles X. The king oversaw war in Normandy and defeated Mayenne near Arques castle (21 September 1589) , but could not take Paris. Loyalist Parliament, chaired by Achille de Harley, was installed Tours. Having conquered the whole of Normandy, except Rouen, Henry laid siege to Dreux (February 1590). Reinforcements with the Duke of Parma, Mayenne marched against him and met him at Ivry (March 1590). Once again, the Leaguers were defeated, and Henry triumphed. The blockade of Paris defended by the Duke of Mercœur began in May 1590. Mayenne and the duke of Parma having appeared at the end of the summer, Henry surrounded the city with a network of loyal towns and bided his time. A general truce was signed in July 1593, the same month in Saint-Denis, Henry IV abjured Protestantism bring peace to France. Skillfully, Henry gradually reduced the power of governors and parliaments. In 1600, he married Marie de Medici, who gave him a dolphin in 1601. Henry was dramatically growing the French empire with the succession of Cleves, Jülich, Sedan, Orange, and Savoy when he was assassinated by Ravaillac, May 14, 1610.


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French Pirate Era Silver Coins 1589-1603

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