The Life of Marie de Medicis — Volume 3 eBook

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And—­in return for this indulgence—­Monsieur was simply required to abandon his brother-in-law Charles de Lorraine to the vengeance of the King, without attempting any interference in his behalf; to detach himself wholly and unreservedly from all his late friends and adherents both within and without the kingdom of France; to resign all alliance either personal or political with the Queen-mother; to be guided in every circumstance by the counsels of the Cardinal-Minister; and to give the most stringent securities for his future loyalty.

Such were the conditions to which the heir-presumptive to the Crown of France ultimately consented to affix his name, although for a time he affected to consider them as unworthy of his dignity; and meanwhile as the year drew to a close, a mutual jealousy had grown up between the mother and son which seconded all the views of Richelieu, whose principal aim was to prevent the return of either to France for as long a period as he could succeed in so doing.


[189] Gaston d’Orleans, Mem. p. 148.

[190] Le Clerc, vol. ii. pp. 86, 87.  Le Vassor, vol. vii. pp. 249, 250.

[191] Mezeray, vol. xi. p. 418.

[192] Le Vassor, vol. vii. pp. 442-445.  Le Clerc, vol. ii. pp. 92-94.  Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 422, 423.

[193] Extrait des Registres du Parlement de Bourgogne, Annee 1633.  MSS. de la Bibliotheque Royale.

[194] Pierre Seguier, a nephew of Pierre Seguier (the president a mortier of the Parliament of Paris), born in 1588, made Keeper of the Seals in 1633, and died in 1672. [By a clerical oversight in the first edition this honour was conferred upon his uncle fifty-three years after his death!]

[195] Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 423-425.

[196] Gaston d’Orleans, Mem. pp. 149-152.

[197] Siri, Mem.  Rec. vol. vii. pp. 685-687.  Le Vassor, vol. vii. pp. 1-4.

[198] Le Vassor, vol. vii. pp. 6-9.  Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 428, 429.  Le Clerc, vol. ii. pp. 122, 123.

[199] Capefigue, vol. v. pp. 223, 224.

[200] Le Clerc, vol. ii. pp. 123, 124.

[201] Le Vassor, vol. vii. book xxxv. pp. 248-251.

[202] Francisco de Moncade, Marques d’Ayetona, Conde d’Osuna, was born at Valencia in 1586; he was successively Councillor of State, Governor of the Low Countries, and generalissimo of the Spanish armies.  He died in 1635.

[203] Sismondi, vol. xxiii. p. 240.



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