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Religious reform, the House of Guise and the Council of Fontainebleau: the French memorial service for Marie de Guise, August 1560

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Religious reform, the House of Guise and the Council of Fontainebleau : the French memorial service for Marie de Guise, August 1560. / Blakeway, Amy.

In: Études Epistémè, Vol. 2020, No. 37, 23.12.2020.

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Blakeway, A 2020, 'Religious reform, the House of Guise and the Council of Fontainebleau: the French memorial service for Marie de Guise, August 1560', Études Epistémè, vol. 2020, no. 37. https://doi.org/10.4000/episteme.7457

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Blakeway, A. (2020). Religious reform, the House of Guise and the Council of Fontainebleau: the French memorial service for Marie de Guise, August 1560. Études Epistémè, 2020(37). https://doi.org/10.4000/episteme.7457

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Blakeway A. Religious reform, the House of Guise and the Council of Fontainebleau: the French memorial service for Marie de Guise, August 1560. Études Epistémè. 2020 Dec 23;2020(37). https://doi.org/10.4000/episteme.7457

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Blakeway, Amy. / Religious reform, the House of Guise and the Council of Fontainebleau : the French memorial service for Marie de Guise, August 1560. In: Études Epistémè. 2020 ; Vol. 2020, No. 37.

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