The Tudor Society

The 1572 St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

On this day in 1572, the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre took place. An estimated 3,000 French Protestants (Huguenots) were massacred in Paris, and a further estimated 7,000 in the provinces.

Click here to read all about what happened on that day and why.

Tudor Society members can also click here to read primary source accounts of that dreadful day, including an eyewitness account by historian Jacques Auguste de Thou.

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The 1572 St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre