Siege of Royan

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Siege of Royan (1622)
Part of the Huguenot rebellions
Siege de Royan 1622.jpg
Siege of Royan in 1622.
Date May 1622
Location Royan
Result Royal victory
Belligerents
Pavillon royal de la France.png Kingdom of France Croix huguenote.svg French Huguenot forces
Blason de La Rochelle.png La Rochelle
Commanders and leaders
Pavillon royal de la France.png Louis XIII

The Siege of Royan (French: Siège de Royan) was a siege accomplished by the young French king Louis XIII in 1622, against the Protestant stronghold of Royan. This siege followed the Siege of Montauban, in which Louis XIII had failed against the Huguenot city.

The siege started at the beginning of May 1622.[1] After 6 days, despite support from La Rochelle, the city surrendered, the defenders obtaining to withdraw to La Rochelle with weapons and luggage, although they had to leave cannons and ammunition.[2]

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  1. ^ A History of the Huguenots by William Shergold Browning, p.237 [1]
  2. ^ A History of the Huguenots by William Shergold Browning, p.237 [2]