24 August 1572 – St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of the Huguenots

Posted By on August 24, 2011

St Bartholomew's Day Massacre by François Dubois

St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre by François Dubois

On this day in history, 24th August 1572, during the reign of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s daughter Elizabeth I, 3,000 Huguenots (French Protestants) were massacred in Paris and a further 7,000 in the provinces.

A bloody day in French history and the Reformation.

You can read all about the events of August 1572 in my article over at The Elizabeth Files – “St Batholomew’s Day Massacre”.

Perhaps today would be a good day to remember those who have died for their faith, no matter what their religion.

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