By Horton Davies
The horror tale of the Huguenot persecution after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes from the early 1680s to the Edict of Toleration in 1787, has to be retold by way of many of the confident advantages the refugees delivered to the lands to which they escaped. The brutality of the dragonnades, gallows, and hangings can't be ignored; nor the sluggish oppression of a substantial share of the inhabitants of France. but, this emigration additionally incorporated luck tales, akin to generals within the Ligonnier family members and admirals within the Laforey relatives. a few Huguenot pastors banished from the world grew to become like Duval, high-ranking officers within the Church of britain or of eire. between artists, Roubillac, a sculptor, enlivened Westminster Abbey, when Marot, an architect and engraver, designed castles and gardens. a few businessmen, like Beron and the Faneuil brothers, thrived in Boston. From Huguenot lineage sprang 4 presidents of the USA. All of this was once a tribute to their religion, to their trust within the doctrine of Predestination, and to the features in their personality similar to reverence, chastity, frugality, sobriety, and undefined.
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