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The Catholic League of France, sometimes referred to by contemporary (and modern) Roman Catholics as the Holy League, was formed by Duke Henry of Guise in 1576. In a time when religious fundamentalism was unusual, the League was an extremist group bent on the eradication of French Protestants--also known as Calvinists or Huguenots--during the Protestant Reformation.



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