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The St Bartholomew's Day Massacre

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The St Bartholomew's Day Massacre

Oh bloody and evil Catherine de Medici. The queen has acted impetuously. Thousands have died because of her demands. Witness her red bloodstained hands. A wedding is a time of joy and jubilation. Instead, there is death and devastation. She thought the Huguenots would seek retaliation. It started with an attempted assassination. An attempt was made on Admiral Gaspard de Coligny. He led the Huguenot protestant party. Catherine took some Machiavellian action. She wanted to eradicate this rebellious faction. There had been widespread death throughout the land before. Peace brought an end to civil war. Margaret de Valois had married Henry of Navarre. Once again, hostility permeated the air. Killing spread from Paris to the countryside. In just a few months, thousands had died. No bloodier episode had ever been seen. The culpable party was the evil queen. I thank online encyclopedia for information I obtained to write this poem.

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  1. Date: 1/17/2013 7:03:00 PM
    WOW! This gave me the chills. Sometimes i wonder how can there be such evil people in the world. Good Quatrain and educational too. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 12:52:00 PM
    I had never heard of this event brfore, but i like the way you have told the story, like it is news now. Killing is not a new thing. Best of luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 3:21:00 PM
    a very interesting story, of which i knew nothing at all! thanks for the education and for your lovely rhymes!

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Excellent rhythm and poem. Educational as did a lot of reseach for this. Enjoyed the read !!