Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre


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Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

n
(Historical Terms) the murder of Huguenots in Paris that began on Aug 24, 1572 on the orders of Charles IX, acting under the influence of his mother Catherine de' Medici
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With the possible exception of the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre, this period has attracted far more recent attention than any other part of the religious wars.
He was openly disgusted with the 1570 peace with the Huguenots and was present at the infamous royal council meeting on the eve of the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572.
And, because of her involvement in the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre in Paris, she came to be know as 'The Maggot from Italy's tomb', 'The Black Queen' and 'Madame la Serpente'.
The counterdefense of martyrdom was rendered ineffective until the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre gave it a new currency on the Protestant side.
In discussing the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre, for example, Heller argues that Catholic Parisians had developed a detestation of Italians as great as their hatred of Protestants and that Italians only escaped numerous attempts on their lives through the protection of the royal court.