This study was the first systematic attempt to reach behind the myth of Henri IV - famous for having brought order to France after long civil war - and explores the reality of his achievement. This Second Edition has been substantially updated.
List of figures and maps. Preface to the second edition. Abbreviations. 1. The French Civil War. 2. The Catholic League. 3. The pursuit of the kingdom. 4. Huguenots under the law. 5. Financial recovery. 6. Economic reconstruction. 7. The long robe. 8. The old nobility. 9. Pax Gallicana. Conclusion. Bibliography. Appendix: The Paris Sixteen: a social analysis. Figures and maps. Index.