Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saint Bartholomew Day Massacre Horrifies Europe

It began the night of August 23-24, 1572.  The Protestant lords had been invited to Paris for the wedding of Prince Henry of Navarre to Princess Margaret of Valois.  The Protestants were granted safe passage for the event.  For 7 days the Protestants were hunted down and killed.

We of the 21st. century can get a feel of how the sheer treachery and the sacrilege of the use of a royal wedding to lure the victims to their doom shocked and appalled Europe be reference to how the fictional Red Wedding from the Game of Thrones affected our emotions.
For more information here is France's King and Queen Ponder
an installment from The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre by Henry White:


History of the Popes by Leopold von Ranke is in The Basic History Library (free). ------------->

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