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Auction archive: Lot number 385

HENRI IV (1553-1610), King of Navarre (from 1572) and of Fra...

Estimate
£2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$4,067 - US$6,101
Price realised:
£13,200
ca. US$26,846
Auction archive: Lot number 385

HENRI IV (1553-1610), King of Navarre (from 1572) and of Fra...

Estimate
£2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$4,067 - US$6,101
Price realised:
£13,200
ca. US$26,846
Beschreibung:

HENRI IV (1553-1610), King of Navarre (from 1572) and of France (from 1589) . Autograph letter signed ('Henry') to [his brother-in-law, Henry III], n.p., n.d. [1579?], one page, folio , contemporary annotation in the left hand margin apparently referring to three lines of writing and one word lightly underlined, integral address leaf ('Au roy Mon souverain seigneur'), contemporary docket, despatch slit, numbered '147' in top left corner of 1st page.
HENRI IV (1553-1610), King of Navarre (from 1572) and of France (from 1589) . Autograph letter signed ('Henry') to [his brother-in-law, Henry III], n.p., n.d. [1579?], one page, folio , contemporary annotation in the left hand margin apparently referring to three lines of writing and one word lightly underlined, integral address leaf ('Au roy Mon souverain seigneur'), contemporary docket, despatch slit, numbered '147' in top left corner of 1st page. A defence of the Huguenot assembly convened in Montauban, and asking Henry III to give more credence to his own assurances than to the opinions and reports of those who seek by fomenting rebellion to damage him in the king's eyes. He is sending Monsieur de Dervant to report to him concerning events, and urges Henry to pay attention to the claims of the deputies and not to find fault with what he has himself done to recover his property: 'Monseigneur lassemblee quy sest tenue a montauban estoyt necessaire pour le bien de n[ot]re service et pour afermyr la pais Je Vous supplye tres humblement me faire cest honneur daiouster plus de foy a lasseurance que Je Vous en donne quaus opinions et raportz que Vous en pourroye[n]t faire ceus qui ne recherchent que les moyens de nourrir la defiance pour me randre odieus envers Vous et fortifier leurs desseins.' Henry of Navarre had escaped from Paris in February 1576, a year after the coronation of Henry III of France. At the end of the year the States General of Blois declared itself against the Edict of Beaulieu, and the Protestants again took up arms. Montauban was one of the garrison towns or 'places de sûreté' in which the Huguenots were permitted to worship freely by the Edict of Boulogne; their assemblies were regarded with deep mistrust by Henry III who wrote to Biron on 30 June 1579 'Ceste assemblee qui se faict a Montauban ne me peult estre que tres suspecte' (BN, fr.3313, f.157v).

Auction archive: Lot number 385
Auction:
Datum:
3 Jul 2007
Auction house:
Christie's
3 July 2007, London, King Street
Beschreibung:

HENRI IV (1553-1610), King of Navarre (from 1572) and of France (from 1589) . Autograph letter signed ('Henry') to [his brother-in-law, Henry III], n.p., n.d. [1579?], one page, folio , contemporary annotation in the left hand margin apparently referring to three lines of writing and one word lightly underlined, integral address leaf ('Au roy Mon souverain seigneur'), contemporary docket, despatch slit, numbered '147' in top left corner of 1st page.
HENRI IV (1553-1610), King of Navarre (from 1572) and of France (from 1589) . Autograph letter signed ('Henry') to [his brother-in-law, Henry III], n.p., n.d. [1579?], one page, folio , contemporary annotation in the left hand margin apparently referring to three lines of writing and one word lightly underlined, integral address leaf ('Au roy Mon souverain seigneur'), contemporary docket, despatch slit, numbered '147' in top left corner of 1st page. A defence of the Huguenot assembly convened in Montauban, and asking Henry III to give more credence to his own assurances than to the opinions and reports of those who seek by fomenting rebellion to damage him in the king's eyes. He is sending Monsieur de Dervant to report to him concerning events, and urges Henry to pay attention to the claims of the deputies and not to find fault with what he has himself done to recover his property: 'Monseigneur lassemblee quy sest tenue a montauban estoyt necessaire pour le bien de n[ot]re service et pour afermyr la pais Je Vous supplye tres humblement me faire cest honneur daiouster plus de foy a lasseurance que Je Vous en donne quaus opinions et raportz que Vous en pourroye[n]t faire ceus qui ne recherchent que les moyens de nourrir la defiance pour me randre odieus envers Vous et fortifier leurs desseins.' Henry of Navarre had escaped from Paris in February 1576, a year after the coronation of Henry III of France. At the end of the year the States General of Blois declared itself against the Edict of Beaulieu, and the Protestants again took up arms. Montauban was one of the garrison towns or 'places de sûreté' in which the Huguenots were permitted to worship freely by the Edict of Boulogne; their assemblies were regarded with deep mistrust by Henry III who wrote to Biron on 30 June 1579 'Ceste assemblee qui se faict a Montauban ne me peult estre que tres suspecte' (BN, fr.3313, f.157v).

Auction archive: Lot number 385
Auction:
Datum:
3 Jul 2007
Auction house:
Christie's
3 July 2007, London, King Street
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