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The Huguenots in France   By: (1812-1904)

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. The author's spelling has been maintained.]

THE HUGUENOTS IN FRANCE

By Dr. SAMUEL SMILES

Author of "Self Help"

LONDON

GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS, LIMITED

BROADWAY HOUSE, LUDGATE HILL

MDCCCCIII

LONDON AND COUNTY PRINTING WORKS,

BAZAAR BUILDINGS, LONDON, W.C.

CONTENTS.

THE HUGUENOTS IN FRANCE AFTER THE REVOCATION OF THE EDICT OF NANTES.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. REVOCATION OF THE EDICT OF NANTES........................... 1

II. EFFECTS OF THE REVOCATION CHURCH IN THE DESERT............ 12

III. CLAUDE BROUSSON, THE HUGUENOT ADVOCATE..................... 30

IV. CLAUDE BROUSSON, PASTOR AND MARTYR......................... 50

V. OUTBREAK IN LANGUEDOC...................................... 75

VI. INSURRECTION OF THE CAMISARDS.............................. 99

VII. EXPLOITS OF CAVALIER...................................... 130

VIII. END OF THE CAMISARD INSURRECTION.......................... 166

IX. GALLEY SLAVES FOR THE FAITH............................... 190

X. ANTOINE COURT............................................. 205

XI. REORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH IN THE DESERT................ 218

XII. THE CHURCH IN THE DESERT PAUL RABAUT..................... 235

XIII. END OF THE PERSECUTIONS THE FRENCH REVOLUTION............ 253

MEMOIRS OF DISTINGUISHED HUGUENOT REFUGEES.

I. STORY OF SAMUEL DE PÉCHELS................................ 285

II. CAPTAIN RAPIN, AUTHOR OF THE "HISTORY OF ENGLAND"......... 316

III. CAPTAIN RIOU, R.N......................................... 368

A VISIT TO THE COUNTRY OF THE VAUDOIS.

I. INTRODUCTORY EARLY PERSECUTIONS OF THE VAUDOIS........... 383

II. THE VALLEY OF THE ROMANCHE BRIANÇON...................... 401

III. VAL LOUISE HISTORY OF FELIX NEFF......................... 420

IV. THE VAUDOIS MOUNTAIN REFUGE OF DORMILHOUSE................ 437

V. GUILLESTRE AND THE VALLEY OF QUEYRAS...................... 455

VI. THE VALLEY OF THE PELICE LA TOUR ANGROGNA THE PRA DE TOUR............................................... 472

VII. THE GLORIOUS RETURN: AN EPISODE IN THE HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN VAUDOIS........................................... 493

MAPS.

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THE COUNTRY OF THE CEVENNES...................................... 98

"THE COUNTRY OF FELIX NEFF" (Dauphiny).......................... 382

THE VALLEY OF LUSERNE........................................... 472

PREFACE.

In preparing this edition for the press, I have ventured to add three short memoirs of distinguished Huguenot Refugees and their descendants.

Though the greatest number of Huguenots banished from France at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes were merchants and manufacturers, who transferred their skill and arts to England, which was not then a manufacturing country; a large number of nobles and gentry emigrated to this and other countries, leaving their possessions to be confiscated by the French king.

The greater number of the nobles entered the armies of the countries in which they took refuge. In Holland, they joined the army of the Prince of Orange, afterwards William III., King of England. After driving the armies of Louis XIV. out of Ireland, they met the French at Ramilies, Blenheim, and Malplacquet, and other battles in the Low Countries. A Huguenot engineer directed the operations at the siege of Namur, which ended in its capture. Another conducted the siege of Lille, which was also taken.

But perhaps the greatest number of Huguenot nobles entered the Prussian service. Their descendants revisited France on more than one occasion. They overran the northern and eastern parts of France in 1814 and 1815; and last of all they vanquished the descendants of their former persecutors at Sedan in 1870... Continue reading book >>




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