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Violence by royal command: a judicial “moment” (1574–1575)

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Penny Roberts, ‘Violence by royal command: a judicial “moment” (1574–1575)’, in French History, N° 33, 2019

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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’.

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