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People/Characters: Henry, Duke of Guise

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Almost a Queen by Laura Du Pre
Christopher Marlowe by A. L. Rowse
The Complete Plays by Christopher Marlowe
Eminent Elizabethans by A. L. Rowse
The Horizon book of the Elizabethan world by Lacey Baldwin Smith
Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas
The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre: A Brief History with Documents by Barbara B. Diefendorf

Character description

Henry I, Prince of Joinville, Duke of Guise, Count of Eu (31 December 1550 – 23 December 1588), sometimes called Le Balafré (Scarface), was the eldest son of Francis, Duke of Guise, and Anna d'Este. In 1576 he founded the Catholic League to prevent the heir, King Henry of Navarre, head of the Huguenot movement, from succeeding to the French throne. A key figure in the French Wars of Religion, he was one of the namesakes of the War of the Three Henrys. A powerful opponent of the Queen Mother, Catherine de' Medici, he was assassinated by the bodyguards of her son, King Henry III.

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