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Homework question world history?

French Religious Wars: What did the Edict of Nantes do to end these wars?

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  • 9 years ago
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    The Edict aimed primarily to end the long-running, disruptive French Wars of Religion.

    The Edict separated civil from religious unity, treated some Protestants for the first time as more than mere schismatics and heretics, and opened a path for secularism and tolerance. In offering general freedom of conscience to individuals, the Edict offered many specific concessions to the Protestants, such as amnesty and the reinstatement of their civil rights, including the right to work in any field or for the State and to bring grievances directly to the king. It marks the end of the religious wars that had afflicted France during the second half of the 16th century.

  • Durr
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    9 years ago

    The Edict of Nantes unified the Protestants (AKA Huguenots) and the Roman Catholics by proclaiming that the Huguenots be treated as more than heretics for practicing Christianity the way they wanted to. It reinstated their civil rights, as well as gave them the ability to work for the State again.

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