On 21 February 1574, Henri's coronation took place in Krakow. His tenure on the Polish throne did not last long. It was assumed that Henri was still to marry Sigismund's sister Anna. But the king tried to delay the engagement as much as possible. In the summer of the same year, the king receives news from France that his brother Charles IX has died. Henri decides to return to Paris to take the French throne. He escapes Poland under cover of the night on June 19.
Already on 11 February 1575, he was crowned at Reims. But on French soil, not everything was calm — the country was constantly shaken by conflicts with the Huguenots.
This led to the fact that in 1588 the king was forced to leave Paris for Blois, and in 1589 the king was killed by a young Dominican monk. Henri III died on 2 August 1589.
The personality of Henri is the subject of research by many specialists. Many researchers are inclined to believe that the king's manner of dressing up in women's outfits and a number of minions at court are indicators of the monarch's homosexuality.
Others, however, deny these hypotheses. Unfortunately, the events associated with the monarch's life were a definite blow to his reputation, which largely explains the small number of his surviving images.