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Saint Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars

Author: George A. Henty
Pages: 420
Publication Date: 2011

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With 54 pages of additional articles, references, and bibliographies of recommended reading. On August 24, 1572, Parisian mobs massacred more than 2,000 Protestant men, women, and children, and triggered further persecutions across France. In response, soldiers of the Reformed Church took up arms against the slaughter brought about by the Catholic armies. Young Phillip Fletcher, of English heritage, joins the service of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny and Henry of Navarre to fight for religious freedom. Finding himself behind the battle lines of the Roman Catholic House of Guise, he leads a squad of veteran soldiers as they fight for family and land. His swordsmanship and wit take him through harrowing struggles, where he finds himself rescuing a woman of nobility. Many of the surviving French Calvinists, known as Huguenots, flea from their land to various European countries, where they learn to overcome the great price they have paid for their religious freedom, and Phillip returns to England a hero. The Henty History Series - Learning History Through Fiction The Henty series is a unique way of learning about history. It consists of over 80 novels, each written by George A. Henty, and each featuring a significant historical person, period or event. * Perfect for busy people who have never lost their desire to learn. * An ideal way for homeschool students to learn history. * Organized by time period. * With additional nonfiction articles and a bibliography of recommended reading. "If you want to fall in love with history, there is simply no better way to do it than this."

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