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French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Massacre of St Bartholemew, Paris, 24 Aug 1572. Huguenot leader Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572) wounded by shot fired from window, 22 Aug, left. Right, assassinated in bed, body tossed from window. Charles IX (1550-1574) King of France from 1559, playing tennis top left, instigated massacre. Engraving.

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French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Massacre of St Bartholemew, Paris, 24 Aug 1572. Huguenot leader Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572) wounded by shot fired from window, 22 Aug, left. Right, assassinated in bed, body tossed from window.  Charles IX (1550-1574) King of France from 1559, playing tennis top left, instigated massacre. Engraving.