“...Henri IV of France wisecracked that there were three things that nobody believed: that Archduke Albert was a good general, that he (Henri) was a good Catholic and the Queen of England was a virgin..." E.J. Burford, The Orrible Synne, Calders & Bayers, London, 1973, Ch. 13, p. 166.
Henry IV (French: Henri IV) (Pau, 13 December 1553 - Paris, 14 May 1610), ruled as King of France from 1589 to 1610 and, as Henry III, King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610. He was the first monarch of the Bourbon branch of the Capetian dynasty in France. His parents were Jeanne III of Navarre and her husband, Antoine de Bourbon, duc de Vend??me