The French Wars of Religion

A History of Early Modern France

By Dr Stuart Carroll. Produced by Simon Brown, published 18th May 2021

In this podcast Dr Stuart Carroll looks back at Europe’s wars of religion - the most prolonged of these being the French Wars of Religion. He examines their outbreak, why they lasted so long, why they were so violent and their long-term impact.

1. Introduction to French Wars of Religion
2. The rise of Calvinism
3. The Game of Thrones
4. Printed political discourse and militancy
5. The elite response
6. Catherine de’ Medici
7. The St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
8. Conclusion

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