The Battle of La Roche-l'Abeille occurred on 25 June, 1569 between the Catholic forces of King Charles IX of France commanded by the Duke d’Anjou and the Huguenots commanded by the Admiral de Coligny during the "Third War" (1568-1570) of the French Wars of Religion.
In order to attack the royal army, Coligny directed the Protestant army toward the Limousin region, hoping thus to regroup with 14,000 mercenaries being led by the Duke of Zweibrücken (duc des Deux-Ponts) and financed by Queen Elizabeth of England. After a brief fight with a detachment of the royal army, the Duke of Zweibrücken was able to cross the Vienne at Aixe, but died on 11 June at Nexon. The Protestant army and the Duke of Zweibrücken's mercenaries were able to regroup at Châlus, for a total of 25,000 men.
In the days that followed, the Protestant army massacred hundreds of people throughout the Limousin and Perigord regions, including 500 infantry men at La Roche-l'Abeille and 250 peasants at La Chapelle-Faucher , as retribution for the death of Condé and Paulon de Mauvans.
That fall, the Battle of Moncontour (October 30, 1569) would see the Huguenots defeated and Catholic forces participating in similar massacres against the defeated.
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