French Civil War
By Jacob Shelton, Paige Leeper, Becca Ash and Nathan Panagos
The START and the END
The French Wars of Religion was a series of confrontations between the French Catholics and French Protestants. John Calvin developed a set of Protestant doctrines which lead to a widespread popularity of Calvinist beliefs. John Calvin's doctrines didn't not sit well with any religious rulers, which lead to the French Wars of Religion.
- Factional rivalry between major families in France; these families included Montmorency, Guise, and Bourbon
- Economic depression
The Catholic League
Henry, The Duke of Guise, prince of Joinville, count of Eu (1550-1588)
The founder of the Catholic League, in order to prevent a Protestant to succeeding to the throne.