Saint Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars

Author: Henty, G. A. (George Alfred)

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 4
  • Illustrated? Yes
  • Length: G
  • Flesch: 72.02
  • Kincaid: 8.36
  • Fog Level: 11.31
  • Core 1 and 2: 83.6

Placement Text

In the year 1567 there were few towns in the southern counties of England that did not contain a colony, more or less large, of French Protestants. For thirty years the Huguenots had been exposed to constant and cruel persecutions; many thousands had been massacred by the soldiery, burned at the stake, or put to death with dreadful tortures. Fifty thousand, it was calculated, had, in spite of the most stringent measures of prevention, left their homes and made their escape across the frontiers. These had settled for the most part in the Protestant cantons of Switzerland, in Holland, or