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The compromise of Charles, cardinal de Lorraine: new evidence

Carroll, S. (2003) The compromise of Charles, cardinal de Lorraine: new evidence. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 54 (3). pp. 469-483. ISSN 0022-0469

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Abstract

The discovery of a document, until now hidden in an obscure Protestant pamphlet, presented by Charles cardinal de Lorraine (1525–74) to the privy council in August 1562, underpins recent work which shows the cardinal to have been an evangelical Catholic interested in reform and in reconciliation with Lutherans, both before and after the Colloquy of Poissy. This paper argues that Protestants feared Lorraine precisely because his interest in dialogue had the potential to split the reform movement. Publication of his five articles in 1565 was an attempt to embarrass him after Trent and to compromise his political rapprochement with the prince of Condé.

Item Type: Article
Academic Units: The University of York > History (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2009 09:43
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2009 09:43
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022046903007292
Status: Published
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Identification Number: 10.1017/S0022046903007292
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6542

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