Violence by royal command: a judicial “moment” (1574–1575)
Penny Roberts, ‘Violence by royal command: a judicial “moment” (1574–1575)’, in French History, N° 33, 2019
On 26 June 1574, Gabriel de Lorges, comte de Montgomery and Huguenot commander, was executed in Paris. Propaganda condoning his fate quickly appeared. Printed discourses claimed that not only was Montgomery a ‘true monster … born to subvert and ruin this kingdom’ and leader of conspirators and rebels, but that he had shown ‘sacrilegious disloyalty’.