Philippe de Mornay (* 5 November 1549; † 11 November 1623) is considered, among others, the author of Vindiciae contra Tyrannos, one of the most important works of the Monarchomachs.1 Initially he was in the service of Admiral Coligny. After narrowly surviving the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre, he became one of Henri de Navarre’s most important advisers. Although he contributed significantly to the reconciliation between Henri III and Navarre, he never agreed with the latter’s final conversion and lost the king’s favour over time.

The Massacre at Paris

When Charles IX dies in [Scene 13] Navarre is accompanied by Plessis and together they decide to set off for Navarre. Before the battle of Coutras in [Scene 16] Plessis is part of Navarre’s retinue, but has no text. In [Scene 20] Navarre sends Plessis and the army to France to support the fight against Guise. At the death of Henri III in [Scene 24] Plessis is also present, but again has no lines.

Garloff, Mona. 2007. “Chassez loin de nous les Italiens qu’on hait tant" Antiitalianismus in politischen Streitschriften im Umfeld der (1573-76).” Diplomarbeit, München: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.

  1. Garloff (2007)↩︎

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