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medieval sect suppressed by a crusade, wars, and the Inquisition. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 53]
uprising of Protestant peasantry after the revocation of Edict of Nantes in 1685 was brutally suppressed by the royal army. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 434]
of France, much persecuted from the 16th century onward. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1285]
novel of Rome under Nero, describing the imprisonment, crucifixion, and burning of Christians. [Pol. Lit.: Magill I, 797]
harsh tribunal established in 1478 to dispose of heretics, Protestants, and Jews. [Eur. Hist.: Collier’s, X, 259]
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