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David El Kenz

When the attack was a religious act. The tyrannicide of Henry III, 1589

Le Temps des médias n° 32, Printemps 2019, p. 48-66.

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On August 1st 1589, Jacques Clément, a monk, murders Henri III in Saint Cloud, a town close to Paris. The Holy Union publicizes this event through the printers of the capital city. Reviewing approximately twenty occasionals and illustrated “placards”, this study looks into the dissemination and reception of “tyrannicide” by supporters of the League. Clément’s martyrdom plays a key role in this vindication. Later on, Henri IV’s followers will react to this vindication by demonizing regicide. Finally, we question how this debate resonated through the League War.

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