Parisian Wedding

(The). The massacre of St. Bartholomew, part of the wedding festivity at the marriage of Henri of Navarre and Margaret of France.

“Charles IX., although it was not possible for him to recall to life the countless victims of the Parisian Wedding, was ready to explain those murders to every unprejudiced mind.” —Motley: Dutch Republic, iii. 9.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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