The History of Leith

April 28, 2008

History of France – the Wars of Religion, Civil Wars

The ‘Wars of Religion’ took place in France over the course of four decades, from 1562-1598. Rather like the Hundred Years War, they consisted of a series of wars rather than one continuous conflict. But this time it was a long series of civil wars, between Catholics and Protestants (known as Huguenots – hence the wars are also referred to as the Huguenot Wars) , that led to so much bloodshed. for more click here

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