Margherit'a di Valois
married Henri the Béarnais, afterwards Henri IV. of France.
During the wedding soleminites, Catherine de Medicis devised the
massacre of the French Protestants, and Margherita was at a ball during
the dreadful enactment of this device. (
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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