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The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre happened in 1572 in Paris, France (Charles IX was king).

The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre happened in 1572 in Paris, France (Charles IX was king). Stock Photo
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3431 x 5220 px | 29 x 44.2 cm | 11.4 x 17.4 inches | 300dpi

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The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre happened in 1572 in Paris, France (Charles IX was king). It marked the turning point in the French Wars of Religion (1562-1598) involved the assassinations of the leading Huguenots (Protestants) by Roman Catholics - and is an example of mob violence. As a result, the Huguenot political movement was severely curtailed. This illustration dates to 1916 and shows Catholics on the march against Huguenots in Paris.

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