Monday, March 8, 2010

War in the Vendée

It began in March 1793.
On March 3, 1793, virtually all the churches were ordered closed. Sacramental vessels were confiscated by soldiers and the people were forbidden to place a cross on their graves.

1 comment:

lara77 said...

And so began one of the darkest and most shameful periods in France's long history; the deliberate and systematic decision to eliminate a whole population because of their devotion to God, their faith and loyalty to the King of France. It is so painful to read so many of the crimes committed against men, women and children. Until the Fifth French Republic acknowledges what the First Republic did to its citizens the French will never deal honestly with their past.