'Homicides royaux' : the assassination of the Duc and Cardinal de Guise and the radicalization of French public opinion

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dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Alexander S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-19T16:32:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-19T16:32:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 Oxford University Press and the Society for the Study of French History en
dc.date.issued 2004-06
dc.identifier.citation French History en
dc.identifier.issn 0269-1191
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3716
dc.description.abstract The propaganda campaign launched in response to the assassination of the Duc and Cardinal de Guise on the orders of Henri III in December 1588 was the largest waged in the history of sixteenth-century France. Yet, it has never been the subject of systematic investigation. This article aims to fill this historiographical lacuna by presenting a broad survey of the principal arguments and techniques employed both by the Royalists, who sought to justify the act, and the League who exploited the event to radicalise Catholic opinion against Henri III. It finds that while the king was partly unwilling and partly unable to engage in any serious attempt to influence public opinion, the League exploited the media to defend the Guises as Catholic martyrs and to discredit the king as a criminal and irreligious tyrant. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.rights This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in French History following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version, Wilkinson, Alexander S.‘HOMICIDES ROYAUX’: THE ASSASSINATION OF THE DUC AND CARDINAL DE GUISE AND THE RADICALISATION OF FRENCH PUBLIC OPINION. French History, 18 (2): 129-153 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fh/18.2.129, first published online June 2004 is available online at: http://fh.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/2/129 en
dc.subject French history en
dc.subject Media history en
dc.subject Bibliography en
dc.subject.lcsh Mass media and propaganda--France--History en
dc.subject.lcsh Mass media and public opinion--France--History en
dc.subject.lcsh Louis, Cardinal of Guise, 1556-1588--Assassination en
dc.subject.lcsh Guise, Henri, duc de, 1550-1588--Assassination en
dc.title 'Homicides royaux' : the assassination of the Duc and Cardinal de Guise and the radicalization of French public opinion en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 18 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 129 en
dc.identifier.endpage 153 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/fh/18.2.129
dc.neeo.contributor Wilkinson|Alexander S.|aut| en
dc.description.admin ti, ke - TS 10.04.12; OUP 2 year embargo has passed en


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