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The House of Guise was one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century or indeed of any age Today they are best remembered through the tragic life of one family member Mary ueen of Scots But the story of her Guise uncles aunts and cousins is if anythinggripping and certainly of greater significance in the history of Europe The Guise family rose to prominence as the greatest enemy of the House of Habsburg and had dreams of a great dynastic empire that included the British Isles and southern Italy They were among the staunchest opponents of the Reformation played a major role in re fashioning Catholicism at the Council of Trent before plunging France into a bloody civil war that culminated in the infamous St Bartholomew's Day Massacre They protected English Catholic refugees plotted to invade England and overthrow Elizabeth I and ended the century by unleashing Europe's first religious revolution before succumbing in a counter revolution that made them martyrs for the Catholic cause Martyrs and Murderers is the first comprehensive modern biography of the Guise family in any language In it Stuart Carroll unravels the legends which cast them either as heroes or as villains of the Reformation weaving a remarkable story that challenges traditional assumptions about one of Europe's most turbulent and formative erasThe House of Guise was one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century or indeed of any age Today they are best remembered through the tragic life of one family member Mary ueen of Scots But the story of her Guise uncles aunts and cousins is if anythinggripping and certainly of greater significance in the history of Europe The Guise family rose to prominence as the greatest enemy of the House of Habsburg and had dreams of a great dynastic empire that included the British Isles and southern Italy They were among the staunchest opponents of the Reformation played a major role in re fashioning Catholicism at the Council of Trent before plunging France into a bloody civil war that culminated in the infamous St Bartholomew's Day Massacre They protected English Catholic refugees plotted to invade England and overthrow Elizabeth I and ended the century by unleashing Europe's first religious revolution before succumbing in a counter revolution that made them martyrs for the Catholic cause Martyrs and Murderers is the first comprehensive modern biography of the Guise family in any language In it Stuart Carroll unravels the legends which cast them either as heroes or as villains of the Reformation weaving a remarkable story that challenges traditional assumptions about one of Europe's most turbulent and formative erasThe House of Guise was one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century or indeed of any age Today they are best remembered through the tragic life of one family member Mary ueen of Scots But the story of her Guise uncles aunts and cousins is if anythinggripping and certainly of greater significance in the history of Europe The Guise family rose to prominence as the greatest enemy of the House of Habsburg and had dreams of a great dynastic empire that included the British Isles and southern Italy They were among the staunchest opponents of the Reformation played a major role in re fashioning Catholicism at the Council of Trent before plunging France into a bloody civil war that culminated in the infamous St Bartholomew's Day Massacre They protected English Catholic refugees plotted to invade England and overthrow Elizabeth I and ended the century by unleashing Europe's first religious revolution before succumbing in a counter revolution that made them martyrs for the Catholic cause Martyrs and Murderers is the first comprehensive modern biography of the Guise family in any language In it Stuart Carroll unravels the legends which cast them either as heroes or as villains of the Reformation weaving a remarkable story that challenges traditional assumptions about one of Europe's most turbulent and formative eras