"the Massacre of St Bartholomew"

 

 The St Bartholomew's Day Massacre took place in France in August-September 1572. Starting on St Bartholomew's Day, 23rd August, it was an act of aggression perpetrated by the French Catholics against the Huguenots as part of the French Wars of Religion. It is difficult to estimate how many French Protestants died in massacre; estimates range from 5000 to 30,000.