The Regency’s Uncertain Course

  • Jack Alden Clarke
Part of the International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives Internationales D’Histoire des Idees book series (ARCH, volume 17)


For the next five years, till the death of Concini, the regency drifted on the turbulent waters of palace intrigue from one crisis to another. Dissension thrived at the court and the nobles’ quarrels often threatened not only the peace of the realm but the stability of the monarchy itself. The Condes, the Guises, the Montmorencies struggled to keep power and wealth in their own hands or in those of their friends. The time of kings has passed, the princes jubilantly announced. Our day has come at last; let us make the most of this opportunity.1


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