As mama and brother, Queen Margot married to give out
The wedding of the famous Queen Margot and her no less famous wife, Henry, who later, much later, will become the French king with the prefix "IV", became one of the most significant events of the XVI century, primarily due to what happens a few days later. . If someone does not know, then in a few days the night of St. Bartholomew will happen, during which the good Parisians will drastically reduce the number of Protestant Huguenots in their kingdom. But the wedding itself was also epic.
We must begin with the fact that neither Margot nor Heinrich had any illusions about his forthcoming marriage. So much so that when Cardinal Bourbon asked Margot, according to the rules of the wedding, whether she agrees to become the wife of the King of Navarre, she proudly kept silent in reply. The King of France, Charles IX, successfully figured out the hitch, who simply stumbled to his sister with all the dope on the back of the head, so that Margot howled in pain and bowed her head.The cardinal happily considered this agreement from the bride and began to engage the groom.
When asked whether he agreed to marry, Henry answered "Yes" and laughed. Then his newly appeared wife and Catholics went to Mass at Notre Dame de Paris, and Heinrich and his Protestants stayed around the entrance to the cathedral, contemplating passing ladies without disguise, sending bed jokes to them and choosing which one he will hold its first wedding night. This marriage was so political that neither the newly born hubby nor the wife even tried to portray any semblance of love.
So much cooler will be the act of the newly-minted queen of Navarre in a few days, when she will intervene for her husband, whom she could not bear in general. But thanks in large part to her, and also to the fact that Catherine de Medici needed a counterweight to Gizam, Heinrich would survive the slaughterhouse of St. Bartholomew's. Yes, the Queen of Navarre was capable of unexpected and courageous actions, which is already there.