'Chimeres, monopoles and stratagems': French Exiles in the Spanish Netherlands during the Thirty Years' War

Osborne, Toby
September 2000
Seventeenth Century;Autumn2000, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
Discusses the issues raised by the arrival of Marie de' Medici, the queen mother of Louis XIII of France in the Spanish Netherlands as an exile in 1631. Factor that complicated the status of the Spanish Netherlands as a potentially independent sovereignty; Use of exile as a political tool; Reasons for the attractions of the Spanish Netherlands to Catholic exiles from the British Isles, at least after 1598.


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