Despite the 1598 declaration making religious freedom a law of the land, Richelieu faced great challenges from local lords. Protestants were not alone, but they were the first he would crush in his quest for absolute power -- in the name of the king, of course. Luçon was perfectly suited to the first chapter of this task. When Richelieu was young, this was about bite-size for him, and he ate it all up. From here he would move to Paris, a pretty good meal for someone with his appetite.
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