This week marks the 450th anniversary of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, which began in Paris on the night of 24 August 1572.
Catholic militia and townspeople massacred thousands of Huguenots (French Calvinists) in Paris and provincial towns in one of the most notorious episodes of mass violence during the French Wars of Religion (1559-1629).
French historian Jérémie Foa has published an important new study of the killers of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, entitled Tous ceux qui tombent. Visages du massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy (2021).
A book description is available at La Découverte.
The French periodical La Vie published an article, “Il y a 450 ans, les guerres de Religion culminaient avec le massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy,” earlier this week, with an interview with Jérémie Foa.
Jérémie Foa is a professor of history at Aix-Marseille Université and a specialist of the French Wars of Religion.