Martyrs and Murderers: The Guise Family and the Making of Europe via Stuart Carroll
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Overview: Hailed as "entertaining" and "nuanced" via The Economist, Martyrs and Murderers tells the tale of 3 generations of treacherous, bloodthirsty power-brokers. One of the richest and maximum tough households in sixteenth-century France, the House of Guise performed a pivotal function within the historical past of Europe. Among the staunchest warring parties of the Reformation, they whipped up spiritual bigotry right through France. They overthrew the king, dominated Scotland for just about 20 years thru Mary Queen of Scots, plotted to invade England and overthrow Elizabeth I, and ended the century via unleashing the bloody Wars of Religion, prior to succumbing in a counter-revolution that made them martyrs for the Catholic purpose. The historical past of the Guise circle of relatives is sensational however true. Though portions of the tale are familiar-such as their a very powerful function within the homicide of four,000 Protestants within the notorious Massacre of Saint Bartholomew-the complete scope in their affect hasn’t ever prior to been instructed. Stuart Carroll unravels the legends about this cultivated, charismatic, and violent dynasty, and demanding situations conventional assumptions about one in all Europe’s maximum turbulent eras.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs