Lead: Angered by being squeezed out of policy making and the growth of Protestant influence over her son Charles IX, Queen Mother Katherine de Medici planned to take out her enemies in a single night of blood.

Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the summer of 1572, the eyes of France were on Paris where the sister of the King was getting married. She was to become the bride of Prince Henry of Navarre and the King hoped their union would bring an end to a decade of religious warfare between Protestant and Catholic.

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