Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Exhibition:

ENGLAND AND THE FRENCH WARS OF RELIGION
Late 16th c. Pamphlets held at the Old Palace

17 Oct – 21 Nov 2017
Old Palace, Dean’s Park, York (map here)     9am-5pm, admission free


By York Minster Library and Dr. Eric Durot (University of York)


(More coming soon)

Friday, 8 September 2017

MICHEL HURAULT DE L’HOSPITAL

Auteur de Le Restaurateur de l’Estat françois (?)
The author of Le restaurateur de l’Estat françois / The Restorer of  the French estate (?)

Aujourd’hui, Le Restaurateur de l’Estat françois (s.l., 1588) n’a pas de paternité. Outre-Manche, The Restorer of the French estate (London, Richard Field, 1589) est attribué à Michel Hurault de L’Hospital (mort en 1592). L’ouvrage anglais est bien la traduction du Restaurateur de l’Estat françois.
La préface de l’édition anglaise indique au lecteur qu’un précédent Discourse on the præsent state of France du même auteur (sans mention de nom) est déjà paru l’année précédente. Or il ne peut s'agir que du Discours sur l’estat de France (s.l., 1588), paru en Angleterre sous le titre A Discourse upon the present state of France (London, John Wolfe, 1588). Ce discours est depuis longtemps attribué à Michel Hurault en France.
Si cette dernière attribution est admise, alors Le Restaurateur de l’Estat françois a été écrit par le même auteur, Michel Hurault.
La comparaison du Discours et du Restaurateur ne contredit pas cette proposition, tant sur le fond que sur la forme, avec des similarités de style dès le début des deux textes.

* Notice 'Michel Hurault' dans Histoire et dictionnaire des guerres de Religion, Paris, R. Laffont, 1998.
* Clifford Huffman, Elizabethan impressions: John Wolfe and his press, New York, AMS Press, 1988.
* Lisa Parmelee, Good newes from Fraunce. French anti-League propaganda in late Elizabethan England, Rochester, Rochester University Press, 1996.
* Joad Raymond, Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Forthcoming

30 September 2017 – Edinburgh (University of Edinburgh)

Workshop: Pamphleteering Culture, 1558-1702

Eric Durot: “An Anglo-Scottish blast on the First Huguenot libels: A trans-Channel Pamphleteering Moment at the turn of the 1560s”

Between a shared culture of revolt and different pamphleteering behaviours, there was an Anglo-Scottish dimension of the birth of the Huguenot pamphleteering culture which took part of the Huguenot identity under construction.

30 November 2017 – Université Paris-Sorbonne

Séminaire franco-britannique d’histoire, année 2017-2018

Eric Durot: Empire franco-britannique et premières guerres de Religion en France: une approche transnationale

Pourquoi analyser ensemble la construction d’un empire franco-britannique (sous Henri II et François II) et le déclenchement des guerres de Religion françaises ? En quoi cette approche est-elle neuve et comment dévoile-t-elle une histoire véritablement transnationale (Angleterre, Ecosse, France) ?


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

In preparation


An article: “Scottish Agents, Protestant solidarity and the End of the ‘Franco-British’ Empire (1560s)”

This paper participates in the rethinking of the outbreak of the French Wars of Religion by a transnational approach. It does so by focusing on three Scottish captains – Stuart, Borthwick and Cockburn – who were actors of the end of the British ambitions of the catholic French Kings at the turn of the 1560s. To ensure the triumph of the Protestant Cause, they were involved on the side of the Huguenots but crossed the Channel many times. They were soldiers, men of action, double or triple agents, letter bearers, between France, England and Scotland. They participated in a new dimension of the Auld Alliance and the birth of British links between Elizabeth I’s kingdom and Scotland from 1559. Their lives on the both side of the Channel reveal the important and complex Franco-British history in the middle of the 16th century.


Publication in 2018: Conference Proceedings

* by ‘Revue de l’Est’: Marie de Lorraine-Guise. Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, Europe. 500 ans (2015) Conference Proceedings

* by ‘Etudes Epistémè’ (online): Mary of Guise as a conduit between Lorraine, France and Scotland (2017) Conference Proceedings

* by ‘Classiques Garnier’: Sediciones y revueltas en la reflexión política de la Europa moderna / Séditions et révoltes dans la réflexion politique de l’Europe Moderne (2017) Conference Proceedings





Thursday, 6 July 2017

5-6 July 2017 - Durham (Durham University)

Workshop: Sedition: Subversive and controversial literature in Europe, 1500-1700

Eric Durot: “John Knox’s ‘subversive literature’ and the outbreak of the French Wars of Religion”


It is an unexplored topic: the influence of John Knox and his subversive works on the outbreak of the French Wars of Religion at the turn of the 1560s. Nevertheless...
This is a survey.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

26-27 June 2017 - The 2017 (31th) SSFH Annual Conference
Glasgow (University of Strathclyde)

Initiator of the panel ‘Rethinking the French Wars of Religion: A transnational approach’. Chair: Pr. Stuart Carroll (York)

* Eric Durot: "The Scottish Reformation Rebellion (1559-60): The First French War of Religion"

* Jonas van Tol (Leiden): "Ending the Wars of Religion: German attempts to establish peace in France"

* Bertrand Haan (Paris-Sorbonne): "A mutual contamination: The beginning of the Wars of Religion in France and in the Netherlands (1558-1572)"

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

16 June 2017 - Rambouillet (Palais du roi de Rome)
Conference: Mary of Guise as a conduit between Lorraine, France and Scotland

Eric Durot: A too free conduit? When the flow of men and ideas turned against Mary of Guise