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Explain What Circumstance Led To Massacre

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Another circumstance leading to massacre was the warring factions of the Guise and the Huguenot leaders. Under the reign of Henry II rival noble factions were already buoying for power and control. This was enlarged under the weak rule of Francis II and Charles IX. The Guise controlled Paris; they were also backed by Rome and Spain. It was the Guise who initiated the religious wars with the Massacre at Vassy in 1562. After the murder of the duke of Guise in 1563 the religious wars saw retaliation lead to more retaliation, until both Catholics and Huguenots had ample reasons to continue the fighting as a blood feud. Catherine had ample reason to distrust both the powerful Guise and Huguenot factions, especially after Condè and Coligny attempted
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