October 28 1628 CE – The Huguenots Surrender to End the Siege of La Rochelle

October 28 1628 CE – The Huguenots Surrender to End the Siege of La RochelleRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Surrounded by the armies of King Louis XIII for 14 months, the Protestant Christians known as the Huguenots surrendered to the monarchy on October 28, 1628, ending the Siege of La Rochelle. Though the conflict stemmed from religious disagreements, the larger result was a solidification of the House of Bourbon’s rule over France — a reign that would come to define the nation well into the 19th century. Halfway through the 1500s, as the Reform movement began sweeping through Europe, a group of French Christians pulled away from the […]