Fifth Huguenot War

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In the Fifth Huguenot War ( 1574 - 1576 ) between French Protestants , the Huguenots and the Catholics there were no major battles.

The slow death of Charles IX. overshadowed the first year in which there was still certain military activity. The youngest brother Franz intrigued with the Huguenots, especially with King Henry I of Navarre , against the heir to the throne, later King Henry III. who was waiting in the distance as King of Poland for the death of his older brother. The royal brother and Henry of Navarre were arrested but not executed. Since the Huguenots were joined by important military personnel, and an auxiliary corps from Protestant Germany joined them, the Duke of Mayenne advised the king (now Heinrich III.) To make peace.

In the negotiated peace, the so-called Edict of Beaulieu ( Beaulieu-lès-Loches ) of May 6, 1576, Henry of Navarra achieved better conditions for the Huguenots than ever before: freedom of religion (except in Paris), now eight Huguenot security posts: The out Henry III returned to Poland . first wanted to have peace.