M5 L2: Henry and The Duke de Sully

One of Henry’s ablest soldiers and close friend was the Duke of Sully – Maximillian Bethune.


He was eleven years old when he became a close friend and faithful soldier to Henry III of Navarre. 


He helped to prepare Henry for ruling France by encouraging him to become a Catholic.


Thanks to his able administrative and financial astuteness, he and Henry planned and implemented economic and social policies which brought France out of debt. France experienced a period of prosperity never before experienced. 

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