Sicilian Vespers

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Sicilian Vespers

n
(Historical Terms) (functioning as singular) a revolt in 1282 against French rule in Sicily, in which the ringing of the vesper bells on Easter Monday served as the signal to massacre and drive out the French

Sicilian Vespers

A 1282 massacre of Angevins in and around Palermo precipitating a Spanish-aided revolt against French rule.
References in classic literature ?
Take care that the French do not take their revenge on you for the Sicilian vespers.
The post The Aragonese, the subsidies, the Sicilian Vespers and the unions appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Few objects survive from the troughs, and the absences and gaps are left to speak for themselves: almost nothing from the Kalbid emirate and its anarchic coda; nor from the 30 years of Norman conquest and the first generation of Norman rule; nor from the relentless destruction of multicultural Sicily during the century between the death of William II and the Sicilian Vespers.
Courting Cities, Courting Kings: Royal Ceremonies in Sicily During the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
Brodman shows his historical perception by acknowledging the interplay of outside factors such as the Sicilian Vespers and the Great Schism with the charitable institutions he examines (147, 133).
But probably the very topmost item on my reading list will be Sir Steven Runciman's The Sicilian Vespers (Cambridge University Press, 1958).
The kingdom originally ruled over the island, the southern Italian peninsula and Malta before the Sicilian Vespers.