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.
Courting Cities, Courting Kings: Royal Ceremonies in Sicily During the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
19th-century academic painting is not shown, apart from a few historical paintings of events such as the Sicilian Vespers.