The Life of Marie de Medicis — Volume 2 eBook

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[143] Bassompierre, Mem. pp. 78, 79.

[144] Francois Paris de Lorraine, Chevalier de Guise.

[145] Le Vassor, vol. i. p. 139.

[146] Mem. du Duc de Rohan, book i. Vie de Du Plessis-Mornay, book iii.

[147] Le Vassor, vol. i. pp. 142-152.  Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 36-38.  D’Estrees, Mem. pp. 294-298.  Matthieu, Hist. des Derniers Troubles, book iii. pp. 473, 474.

[148] Henri, Duc de Luxembourg-Piney, was a descendant of the celebrated Comte de Saint-Pol, and the last male representative of his family.  He died in 1616, leaving one daughter, Marguerite Catherine de Luxembourg, who married the Comte Charles Henri de Clermont-Tonnerre, and became the mother of Madeleine, wife of Francois de Montmorency, commonly known in history as the Marechal de Luxembourg.

[149] Pierre de Gondy, Bishop of Langres, and subsequently first Archbishop of Paris, who was created a Cardinal by Sixtus V in 1587.  He died in the French capital in 1616, in his eighty-fourth year.

[150] Siri, Mem.  Rec. vol. ii. pp. 697-700.

[151] Le Vassor, vol. i. pp. 153, 154. Mercure Francais, 1612.

[152] Cosmo II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, succeeded his father Ferdinand in 1609.  He was a Prince of liberal and peaceful sentiments, and greatly endeared himself to his subjects.  He married Marie Madeleine, Archduchess of Austria, sister of the Queen of Spain and the Duchess of Savoy; and died in 1621, leaving his duchy to his elder son, Ferdinand II.

[153] Siri, Mem.  Rec. vol. ii. pp. 647-654.

[154] Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 39, 40.  Le Vassor, vol. i. p. 160.  D’Estrees, Mem. p. 398.

[155] Matthieu, Hist. des Derniers Troubles, book iii. p. 474.

[156] Bassompierre, Mem. p. 80.

[157] Le Vassor, vol. i. p. 161.  Bassompierre, Mem. p. 80.

CHAPTER V

1613

State of France at the commencement of 1613—­Characteristics of the Baron de Luz—­His imprudence—­He is challenged by the Chevalier de Guise, and killed—­The Regent summons a council—­The nobles assemble at the Hotel de Guise—­The Duke is forbidden to enter the Louvre, and ordered to disperse his friends—­M. de la Rochefoucauld refuses to leave the Hotel de Guise—­He is exiled from the Court—­Moderation of the Duc de Guise—­Inflexibility of Marie de Medicis—­Her anger against the Chancellor—­She holds a secret council—­The Prince de Conde is directed to demand the seals from M. de Sillery, and to command him to retire from the capital—­Marie determines to arrest the Duc d’Epernon—­Her designs are thwarted by Concini—­The Marquis d’Ancre introduces the son of M. de Luz to the Regent—­Marie promises him her protection—­ Bassompierre endeavours to effect the recall of the Duc de Guise, and succeeds—­His reception by the Regent—­Arrogance of the Duchesse

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