Charles de Lorraine, Duke of Guise

Charles de Lorraine, Duke of Guise (* 20 August 1571 , † 30 September 1640) was the eldest son of Henri de Lorraine, Duke of Guise and Catherine de Clèves. After the murder of his father, he was imprisoned in the Château de Tours, but managed to escape in 1591. He recognised Henri IV in 1594, who paid him a considerable sum for it and transferred offices and titles of his father to him, or where this was not possible, compensated them.

The Massacre at Paris

None of the sons of Guise saw his body. The appearance of Charles de Lorraine after the murder of his father in[Szene 21] does not correspond to the facts. Marlowe may have used as his source the pamphlet Les Cruautez Sanguinaires, excercees envers feu M. le Cardinal of 1589. It is the only surviving contemporary document to mention such an episode.1

  1. Briggs (1983)↩︎

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