24 August Charles IX of France (under the influence of his mother, Catherine de' Medici) ordered the assassination of Huguenot leaders in Paris (a. the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre). Thousands were killed, in Paris and beyond.
Francis II of France & his wife Mary, Queen of Scots. (The double portrait was taken from Francis' mother, Catherine De Medici's "Book of Hours".) Mary married Francis II of France He was the son of Henry II of France and Catherine de Medici.
King Henry IV of France - 'the Good King Henry', the first French monarch of the House of Bourbon. Baptized as a Catholic but raised in the Protestant faith. Signed the Edict of Nantes, which gave the Huguenots substantial civil rights.
Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M. Queen Catherine of Aragon, Queen Anne Boleyn, Queen Jane Seymour, Queen Anne of Cleves, Queen Catherine Howard and Queen Catherine Parr.
Gaspard de Coligny, Seigneur de Châtillon February – 24 August was a French nobleman and admiral, best remembered as a disciplined Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion and a close friend and advisor to King Charles IX of France.