Exceptional destinies

An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS

Format: HD
Duration: 110’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide except France


Riviled for being effeminate, his inconsistency or his closeness to young favourites, King Henry III, who died under the knife of a fanatical monk, is nevertheless an interesting character.

Daring on the battlefields and ready to do anything to hold onto power, he played a decisive role during the religious wars of the 16th century. Henry III did not hesitate to have the fearsome Duke of Guise, leader of the ultra-Catholics, executed in a memorable trap.

On another note, he also invented the court etiquette and introduced the fork.