Monday, June 20, 2016

Saint Bartholomew Day Massacre Gets Out of Control

1572, Paris. The massacre of the Protestants by the Catholics led by the Prince of Conde was out of control.  The occasion was the marriage of the Prince of Navarre to the Princess Margaret.  One man entered Margaret's private chambers, begging for her protection.  Elsewhere in the palace, King Charles gave Henry, the bridegroom an ultimatum:  convert in three days or loose his head.  Outside the palace, Paris began to burn.
For more information on <i>The Massacre Gets Out of Control</i> here is an installment from The St. Bartholomew Day Massacre by Henry White:


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