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St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre – 1572

In the 16th century religious reform movements were sweeping through Europe like wildfire, challenging the over-arching authority of the Catholic Church and plunging the entire continent into turmoil. In France, the power struggles between Huguenots (protestants) and Catholics became known as the ‘Wars of Religion’. The youthful King Charles IX, under the thumb of his …

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