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elders that represented the individual congregations of Calvinists, directly shaping policy
sponsored a centralized episcopal church system hierarchically arranged from pope to parish priest and stressed unquestioniong obedience to the person at the top.
Catherine de Medicis
became regent for her minor son and tried unsuccessfullyt to reconcile the Protestant and Catholic factions. she tried to allie with the Protestants, but this ended when the duke of Guise massacred protestant worshippers in Vassy
Saint Bartholomew's day massacre
Catherine gave support in a panic mde and on August 22 1572 after Huguenot Henry of navarre married the king's protestant sisster, coligny was struck down but a bullet which catherine had been a part of the plot, then she convinced cahrles that a huguenot coup was affot so only the swift execution of protestant leaders could save crown and then on saint bartolomew's day 2 days later 3000 Hugenots were killed and Paris and 20000 were killed total
First blast of the trumpet against the terrible regiment of women 1558
John Knox declared the teh remobal of a heathen tryant was a Christain duty
One of 3 major works in 1573 that was a huanist argument that the representatvie estates general of france historically held higher authority thatn the french kig
On the Right of Magistrates over their subjects 1574
justified the correction and the overthrow of tyrannical rulers by lower authorities
Defense of Liberty against tyrants 1579
admonished princes, nobles, and magistrates beneath the king, as guardians of the rights of the body politic, to take up arms against tyranny in otehr lands
Henry of Navarre
becomes the king of France, Henry IV, and had the duke and cardinal of Guise assassinated.
Philip II of Spain
an intensely catholic military supreme that was a great leader, but over extends the army, and spain collapses after he gets killed
Queen o f england from 1553-1558 who was Catholic and tried to make all of england catholic. She marries Philip II of spain. She is known as bloody mary because she killed many protestants.
Elizabeth I 1558-1603
rules after Mary and started out as a politique, she had to be protestant or else she would be an ilegitamate heir to the thrown, makes protestant official relgion of england, but ends up having to kill some catholics
thirty nine articles 1563
made a moderate protestantism the official religion within the church of england
an alternative national church of semiautonomous congregations governed by representive presbyteries
Extreme puritans that wanted every congregation to be autonomous, a law unto itslef, with neither higher episcopal nor presbyterian control
Thirty years war
A war starting with the HRE and extending to spain and other nations that had 4 periods that ended up killing 1/3 of the population
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