Tag Archives: Wars of Religion

How many people were killed during the French Wars of Religion?


    Following the discussion re the killing of St Martin Monks at Tours, I thought the following figures re the numbers who died during the French Wars of Religion would be of interest (although somewhat rather macabre!) France, Religious … Continue reading

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Marmoutier Abbey of Tours, Loire Valley: wars, popes, wine and women


Marmoutier Abbey was founded by Saint Martin of Tours (316-397), circa 372, after he had been made Bishop of Tours in 371. In 853 the original abbey was pillaged and destroyed by the Normans. Shortly after 1000 AD, the abbey … Continue reading

Posted in 4th Century, architecture, Catholicism, French Revolution, Medieval history, Protestantism + Huguenots, Tours, Wars of Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Daughters of the Christian Union, Tours ~ questions, questions, questions


Further to my recent post. I’ve been thinking about the curious 17th Century church; Église Réformée de France on the rue de la Préfecture in central Tours and formally the Chapel for the Daughters of the Christian Union. It has … Continue reading

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