St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

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St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

thousands of French Huguenots murdered for their faith (1572). [Fr. Hist.: EB, VII: 775]
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Politically, apart from trade disputes and the troubles in France, things had ostensibly settled down in the decades following the Spanish collapse and the appalling massacre of the Huguenots in Paris, and arriving with the company in Amsterdam on their way home, Nick took leave for a day or two to seek out the battlefield where his father had fallen.
The next topic, "shock," analyzes and describes the massacre of the Huguenots, comparing it to Hitchcock's cinematic montage.
The annual commemoration of the massacre of the Huguenots on 17 May 1562 which so shocked Voltaire was only one of many religious parades which involved both rich and poor and projected an idealized view of the social fabric of the town.