Battle of Saint-Denis (1567)

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Battle of Saint-Denis, 1567.

The Battle of Saint-Denis was fought on 10 November 1567 between Catholics and Protestants during the French Wars of Religion in Saint-Denis near Paris, France.

Anne de Montmorency with 16,000 Royalists fell on Condé's 3,500 Huguenots;[1] the Huguenots surprisingly held on for some hours before being driven off.[1]

The Protestants were defeated, but the Catholic commander Anne de Montmorency was mortally wounded;[1] the Protestants fell back to the east to link up with German mercenaries.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East, Vol. 2, ed. Spencer C. Tucker, (ABC-CLIO, 2011), 525.
  2. ^ James B. Wood (2002). The King's Army: Warfare, Soldiers and Society During the Wars of Religion in France, 1562-76. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-52513-8.