In this twelfth episode Belloc takes the story across the channel to France and relates how the Protestant and Catholic clash resulted in wars, rebellion, struggles for power and violence at all levels of society.

If there was any question that the “Protestant Reformation” should really be called the “Protestant Revolution” the story in France seals the deal. The extreme violence, intrigue and societal anarchy shows our own time to be comparatively peaceful

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