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Profile for Charles IX of France from Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois (The Last Valois, #1) (page 1)
His health was poor and he was mentally unstable. To strengthen the prestige of the crown, Catherine took Charles on a tour of France from to The kingdom, however, was torn by the hostility between the Catholics and the Huguenots. The massacre apparently haunted Charles for the rest of his life. His health deteriorated, and he became increasingly melancholy. Charles, although emotionally disturbed, was an intelligent man.
He ascended the throne of France upon the death of his brother Francis II in After decades of tension, war broke out between Protestants and Catholics after the massacre of Vassy in In , after several unsuccessful peace attempts, Charles ordered the marriage of his sister Margaret of Valois to Henry of Navarre the future King Henry IV of France , a major Protestant nobleman who was in the line of succession to the French throne, in a last desperate bid to reconcile his people. Facing popular hostility against this policy of appeasement , Charles allowed the massacre of all Huguenot leaders who gathered in Paris for the royal wedding at the instigation of his mother Catherine de' Medici. This event, known as the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre , was a significant blow to the Huguenot movement, though religious civil warfare soon began anew. Charles sought to take advantage of the disarray of the Huguenots by ordering the Siege of La Rochelle , but was unable to take the Protestant stronghold.
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He ascended the throne of France upon the death of his brother Francis II. The ten-year-old Charles was immediately proclaimed king and, on May 15, , consecrated in the cathedral at Reims. Charles cried at his coronation, holding his mother's hand. The government was dominated by his mother, Catherine de' Medici, who at first acted as regent for her young son. Charles' reign was dominated by the French Wars of Religion, which pitted various factions against each other.
Queen Catherine Mother. Charles ruled France for 14 years. The ten-year-old Charles was immediately proclaimed king and, on 15 May , consecrated in the cathedral at Reims. The government was dominated by his mother, Catherine de' Medici , who at first acted as regent for her young son. Charles' reign was dominated by The French Wars of Religion , which pitted various factions against each other.