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St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, with the murder of Gaspard de Coligny above left, as depicted in a fresco by Giorgio Vasari.

Bartholomew’s Day massacre (Massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy in French)…

"Armistício de Compiègne".  Em 1º plano: o Marechal Foch, ladeado pelos Almirantes britânicos Hope e Rosslyn Wemyss.  (11/Novembro/1918). World War I.

Allied representatives, among them French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, surrounded by British Admirals Rosslyn Wemyss and George Hope, standing outside the wagon where the Armistice Agreement was signed on November 1918 to end the Great War, Compièg.

Gaspard de Coligny, Seigneur de Châtillon (16 February 1519[1] – 24 August 1572) was a French nobleman and admiral, best remembered as a disciplined Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion.

Gaspard II de Coligny, Admiral of France, Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion

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Storie di s. benedetto, 28 signorelli - Come Benedetto riconosce e accoglie Totila

“Huguenot writers, who had previously, for the most part, paraded their loyalty to the Crown, now called for the deposition or assassination of a Godless king who had either authorised or permitted the slaughter”. Thus, the massacre “marked the beginning of a new form of French Protestantism: one that was openly at war with the crown. This was much more than a war against the policies of the crown, as in the first three civil wars; it was a campaign against the very existence of the Gallican…

Charles IX in front of the Paris Parliament on 26 August justifying the Saint Bartholomew massacre as a response to a Huguenot plot. Vasari for Pope Gregory XIII, Sala Regia (Vatican). Over French Protestant Huguenots were killed that day

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