Maximilien de Béthune and Henri of Navarre
Maximilien de Béthune, Marquis of Rosny, Duke of Sully, was a close associate of Henri of Navarre from an early age. His father introduced him to Henri of Navarre in July 1572. He was a protestant and, on 24th August 1572, he escaped the St Bartholomew’s night massacre. In February 1576, Henri of Navarre, later Henri IV, retained at court since 1572, fled Paris during a hunt. Maximilien, who joined him, became an ordinary soldier in the protestant army.