Despite warnings from Nostradamus and the Queen, Catherine de Medici, the King of France, Henri II, insisted on taking part in a three-day tournament to celebrate the forthcoming double marriage of his sister and his daughter to, respectively, the Duke of Savoy and King Philip II of Spain.
One of the most celebrated quatrains of Nostradamus is found in the earliest edition of the Centuries, published at Lyons in 1555. Quatrain 35 of the First Centuries immediately lifted him into celebrity. Nostradamus announced the quatrain as a prediction to King Henri II himself, several years before the “accident” happened in the summer of 1559...
The younger lion will triumph over the older
by single combat, on the field of war
will his eyes be pierced in a golden cage -
two breaks made one and then a cruel death.
Nostradamus and The Death of Henri 2: A Conspiracy? | Socyberty