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Old 02-05-2009, 12:42 PM   #142
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Originally Posted by patteeu View Post
What was Ravaillac's motivation for killing the king?
He claims he had a vision that the King had to convert his former people, the Huguenots, to Catholicism. He failed several efforts to meet with the King to communicate his vision.

Then the King invaded Catholic Netherlands as an attack against the Pope and decided he had to stop him, apparently by murder.

Oh, another fine nugget -- Ravaillac's parents were exiled, and his entire family was forced to change their name.
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