Second Huguenot War

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The Second Huguenot War ( 1567 - 1568 ) was the only Huguenot War that the French Protestants ( Huguenots ) waged offensively, again under the leadership of the Prince of Condé, Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé .

This time the Huguenots used Swiss mercenaries, which tended to strengthen the Catholics politically. The war started with a surprise coup against the royal family: The prince of Condé from the branch line of the Bourbon wanted to wrest the reign from Catherine de Medici . When that failed, the Edict of Amboise of 1563 was roughly confirmed. Since both parties had their troops mobilized, the war turned almost immediately into the Third Huguenot War .


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