24 August 1572 – St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in Paris

| August 24, 2016

24 August 1572 – St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in Paris

On this day in history, 24th August 1572, the feast day of St Bartholomew, an awful event took place in Paris, France. An estimated 3,000 French Protestants (Huguenots) were massacred in the city, and a further estimated 7,000 in the provinces. According to tradition, Catherine de’ Medici persuaded her son, King Charles IX of France, […]

24 August 1572 – The St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

| August 24, 2014

24 August 1572 – The St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

On this day in 1572, the St Bartholmew’s Day Massacre took place. An estimated 3,000 French Protestants (Huguenots) were massacred in Paris, and a further estimated 7,000 in the provinces. According to tradition, Catherine de’ Medici persuaded her son, King Charles IX of France, to order the assassination of key Huguenot leaders who had gathered […]