Catherine de Medici Debate

Massacre - Margot

Catherine de Medici’s firm resolve to make sure the killing of the major Huguenot leaders succeeded during the massacre meant she let her daughter sleep with her new husband even though that was in a pit of Huguenots with Henry of Navarre being a Huguenot. It would have caused great suspicion to have moved her and may have alerted the Huguenots to the plans. This shows a darker side of Catherine that although this was a last resort and most probably not planned she was still determined to have it succeed even at the expense of her own daughter.


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