The French Religious Wars: Part I of III

The French Wars of Religion were another prominent and extended chapter of the waves of religious wars that plagued Europe in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation. The particular conflict in France was between the French Catholics and a group of Protestants known as the Huguenots. Their battles raged from 1562 to 1598 and claimed an estimated 30 million lives, making it the second deadliest religious war in Europe.

Looting of the Churches of Lyon by the Calvinists, in 1562, Antoine Carot

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