The french wars of religion were a prolonged period of war and popular unrest between roman catholics and huguenots reformed calvinist protestants in the kingdom of france between 1562 and 1598. The wars of religion tore france apart for the best part of fifty years 1562 1598 most spectacularly in the st bartholomews day massacre of 1572 in which thousands of huguenots were killed. The wars of religion 1562 1598 also called the huguenot wars or the catholic huguenot wars the wars of religion were civil wars in france. The eight wars of religion 1562 1598 war could no longer be avoided and civil tolerance had failed eight wars of religion were to succeed each other throughout 36 years with periodic interruptions of fragile peace the wars will cease with the edict of nantes . Get this from a library the french civil wars 1562 1598 r j knecht this text is a new account of the french civil wars explaining both conflicts and the attempts for peace in early modern france
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