Ken Briggs is a San Antonio based writer, thinker,
co-founder of Decentralized Web Technologies, curator of
the Footnotes of History, and community activist.
Published in the Rivard Report, May 20, 2020
The coalescing of the religious factions into distinct political blocks transformed a civil war into a European geopolitical struggle for influence in the French kingdom.
Both sides of the conflict began arming for civil war. In an attempt to consolidate their gains, the Catholic armies besieged several Huguenot strongholds including La Rochelle.
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 […]
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The night danced away
With us around the fire pit