St. Bartholomew's Day massacre

The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre (French: Massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy) in 1572 wis a targeted group o assassinations an a wave o Catholic mob violence, directit against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants) during the French Wars o Releegion.

Pentin bi François Dubois, a Huguenot penter born circa 1529 in Amiens, wha settled in Swisserland. Althou Dubois didna witness the massacre, he depicts Admiral Coligny's body hangin oot o a windae at the rear tae the richt. Tae the left rear, Catherine de' Medici is shawn emergin frae the Château du Louvre tae inspect a heap o bodies.[1]


  1. Knecht, pp. 51-2; Robert Jean Knecht in The French Religious Wars 1562-1598, Osprey Publishing, 2002, ISBN 1-84176-395-0