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Abbot of Amboise

Last updated 30 November 2014

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The Abbot of Amboise was the right-hand man of the Cardinal of Lorraine, the religious leader of the Catholics in France. He was strongly anti-Huguenot and a member of the conspiracy to assassinate Admiral Gaspard de Coligny in August 1572. When the plan failed, Marshal Gaspard de Saux-Tavannes blamed him for it and had him executed. His death was blamed on the Huguenots, a religious minority living in Paris at the time.

The Abbot was a physical double of the First Doctor. The Doctor's companion Steven thought at first that the Abbot was the Doctor in disguise.

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