Sicilian Vespers


Sicilian Vespers

Sicilian Vespers noun

  1. a general massacre of the French in Sicily by the local population, begun at the sound of the vesper bell on Easter Monday, 1282.

British Dictionary definitions for sicilian vespers Sicilian Vespers noun

  1. (functioning as singular) a revolt in 1282 against French rule in Sicily, in which the ringing of the vesper bells on Easter Monday served as the signal to massacre and drive out the French

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