St bartholomew's day massacre by françois dubois on this day in history, the 24th august 1572, 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. Crown alternately persecuting and tolerating huguenots led to a distrustful protestant community of the reformation as catholics and protestants lashed out at each other‟s alien symbols and traditions day massacre of 1572 and its ripple effect in a social context, most historians skim over the broader. The french wars of religion refers to a prolonged period of war and popular unrest between roman catholics and huguenots in the kingdom of france the massacre provoked horror and outrage among protestants throughout europe, but both philip ii of spain and pope gregory xiii, following the official version that a. 13 hours ago a flow of protestant refugees, known as huguenots, escaping religious wars on the continent, became a flood after the st bartholomew's day massacre in paris in 1572 many locals were unimpressed they are a commonwealth within themselves, complained one they keep themselves severed from us.
Of massacres, (for example 63 huguenots were killed at vassy in 1562), prompted some huguenot leaders to take up arms in protection of their families and communities17 civil war dragged on for over thirty years18 the most brutal atrocity was the infamous st bartholomew's day massacre of august 1572 19 just prior. Home history st bartholomew's day (24th august 1572) a massive massacre of protestants charles ix had tried led to another war the massacre of st bartholomew was the most tragic event in the wars of religion and can be remembered as sparking off the fourth of the wars between the catholics and protestants.
Janusz tazbir polish echoes of st bartholomew's day massacre 1 the polemics resulting from paris bloody events of august 1572 has had – so far – few studies in european literature1 (not only the protestant ones) expressed strong indignation the murder – at the king's order – of so many representatives of gen. Similarly, in dijon, a plaque was erected in 1864 amid much civic fanfare in honour of the governor of burgundy, charny, considered responsible for having preserved that town from bloodshed de courtsigny, c osmont, 'jean le hennuyer et les huguenots de lisieux en 1572', bshpf xxvi (1877), 146. This massacre of which protestants were the victims occurred in paris on 24 august, 1572 (the feast of st bartholomew), and in the provinces of france during always more inclined to placate the various parties by dint of subtle manoeuvring them, after careful deliberation, to inaugurate a series of irreparable outrages.
Saint-bartholomew-day-massacre-history-religion-huguenots-medici- although one of the most horrifying episodes of the protestant reformation, the massacre itself seemed to begin rather innocently while it was true france had been on a trajectory of religious unrest for some time, no one expected an. Only six days later, the execution of the protestant leaders on the orders of the king's council unleashed a vast massacre by catholics of thousands of protestants in paris and elsewhere why was the celebration of concord followed so quickly by such unrestrained carnage arlette jouanna's new reading of the most. Robinson's note: the statesman and fair-minded historian de thou (1553-1617), who as a young man witnessed the massacre of st bartholomew, thus describes the duke of guise, who was put in full command of the enterprise, summoned by night several captains of the catholic swiss mercenaries from the five little.
Charles's anger on first learning of the assassination attempt was thus sincere it was, moreover, only increased by the protestant leaders' reactions and the demands they made charles had forced himself to suppress his distrust of the huguenots in the interest of peace but could do so no longer jouanna. 8 august 1570: edict of saint-germain the peace of saint-germain seemed possible in spite of the difficulties between the protestants and catholics to live together, with notable sporadic problems as early as massacres went on for several months: “saint bartholomew was not a day but a season” michelet wrote.
The last word on the massacre of st bartholomew's day, essay by reuben parsons from some lies and errors of history online text, free e-book on elfinspellcom in the first place, one would be led to suspect that zeal for the catholic faith was not the motive for the barthélemy, from the fact that many catholics were. During the festivities of her marriage charles gave the order to murder thousands of protestants in the saint bartholomew's day massacre still, charles at that time paris and the northeast of france were staunchly catholic, but in the south the protestants, called huguenots, wanted freedom of worship.
The persecution of protestants caused outrage in england, and created a wave of literature in protest against the inhumane treatment of huguenots, thousands of whom fled to england to seek asylum the dragonnades policy caused protestants to flee france, even before the religious rights granted them by the edict of. Mass slaughters continued into october, reaching the provinces of rouen, lyon, bourges, bourdeaux, and orleans an estimated 3,000 french protestants were killed in paris, and as many as 70,000 in all of france the massacre of saint bartholomew's day marked the resumption of religious civil war in france. Fiendish deeds of all the dreadful centuries, was the st bartholomew massacre the world still recalls with shuddering horror the scenes of that most cowardly and cruel onslaught the king of france, urged on huguenots, or protestants, were the two young princes of the blood, henry, king of navarre, and the prince of.