The City of Tears: The St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

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With Kate Mosse and Dr Sophie Nicholls

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On 24 August 1592, a few days after the wedding of Charles IX’s sister Margaret to the protestant Henry of Navarre, an unprecedented wave of targeted violence erupted in the streets of Paris as mobs of Catholics murdered thousands of Huguenots. The bloodshed lasted weeks as it spread across France. It is known to history as the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.

In her latest novel The City of Tears, award-winning author Kate Mosse explores the devastating history of this period through the lens of the Joubert family. 

In this talk, she speaks to historian of the French Wars of Religion Dr Sophie Nicholls about the real history behind this most terrible series of events. 

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Name: The City of Tears: The St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
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