The Life of Marie de Medicis — Volume 3 eBook

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Instant measures were taken for this purpose; and meanwhile the favourite, lulled into false security, was wholly unconscious of this new conspiracy, believing that by his late deed of blood he had awed all his adversaries into submission.

FOOTNOTES: 

[1] Richelieu, Hist. de la Mere et du Fils, vol. i. pp. 248, 249.

[2] Sismondi, vol. xxii. p. 434.

[3] Mezeray, vol. xi. p. 148.  Le Vassor, vol ii. p. 7.  Rohan, Mem. p. 153.  Bassompierre, Mem. pp. 127, 128.  Brienne, Mem. vol. i. pp. 334, 335.

[4] Vie du Duc d’Epernon, book vii.

[5] Siri, Mem.  Rec. vol. iv. p. 567.

[6] Bassompierre, Mem. p. 128.

[7] Rohan, Mem. book i. Vie du Duc d’Epernon, book vii.

[8] Bassompierre, Mem. p. 129.

[9] Le Vassor, vol. ii. p. 36.  Richelieu, Hist, de la Mere et du Fils, vol. i. p. 324.  Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 159, 160.  Sismondi, vol. xxii. p. 450.

[10] Le Vassor, vol. ii, pp. 37, 38.

[11] Mezeray, vol. xi. p. 148.

[12] Relation du Cardinal de la Valette.  Vie du Due d’Epernon, book vii.  Le Vassor, vol. ii. pp. 38, 39.  Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 148, 149.  Richelieu, Mem. book ix. p. 490.

[13] Le Vassor, vol. ii. pp. 39, 40.  Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 149, 150.

[14] Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 161, 162.  Le Vassor, vol. ii. p. 41.

[15] Le Vassor vol. i. p. 736.  Richelieu, Hist. de la Mere et du Fils, vol. i. pp. 252-293.

[16] Jean Jacques de Mesmes, Seigneur de Roissy, was the descendant of an ancient and illustrious family, which had produced several eminent men.  He was a pupil of the learned Passerat, who resided for thirty years in his father’s house.  He died in 1642, senior Councillor of State.

[17] Richelieu, Hist. de la Mere et du Fils, vol. i. p. 261.

[18] Brienne, Mem. vol. i. p. 337.

[19] Deageant, Mem. pp. 129-131.

[20] Siri, Mem.  Rec. vol. iv. pp. 555, 556.  Lumieres pour l’Hist. de France dans les Defenses de la Reine-mere.

[21] Siri, Mem.  Rec. vol. iv. pp. 557-561.  Mezeray, vol. xi. pp. 168-170.

[22] Mezeray, vol. xi. p. 169.

[23] Fontenay-Mareuil, Mem. p. 418.

CHAPTER II

1619

The Duc d’Epernon leaves Metz—­A traitor—­A minister at fault—­The Duc de Bellegarde offers an asylum to the Queen-mother—­Marie de Medicis escapes from Blois—­She is conducted by M. d’Epernon to Angouleme—­Gaieties of the capital—­Marriages of the Princesse Christine and Mademoiselle de Vendome—­Louis XIII is apprised of the escape of the Queen—­Alarm of the King—­Advice of De Luynes—­The Council resolve to despatch a body of troops under

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