In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They welcomed Jews and Huguenots in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
- The Huguenots were French Protestants who had been persecuted for their faith.
- Althusius was strongly influenced by French Huguenots and Calvinism.
- In the end there were over two million members of the Huguenot churches in France.
- During Richelieu's campaign against the Huguenots, France had to borrow boats to transport their troops and supplies.
- By 1561 there were 2000 Calvinist churches in France and the Huguenots had become a political faction that seemed to threaten the state.
- The first Huguenot ministers arrived in France in 1553.
- Early beneficiaries were the French Huguenots who came there after Louis XIV's outlawing of Protestantism in 1685.
- During the 1750s French Huguenots suffered the last great wave of state-sponsored persecution, and Jansenists within the Gallican Church fared little better.
- To start with Louis embarked on a policy to bring the Huguenots back to the Catholic Church.
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