The Edict of Nantes, issued on 13 April by Henry IV of France, granted the Calvinist Protestants of France (also known as Huguenots) substantial rights in a nation still considered essentially Catholic.
Simon De Charmes was a French refugee who came to settle in London in 1688. This was due to the overturning of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 by King Louis XIV of France. The Edict of Nantes was a law granting French Protestants the right to practice their religion without persecution from the state. When Louis XIV overturned it many Protestants had to leave the Catholic country and became refugees. He found work as a freeman for the London Clockmaker’s Company in 1691, around when he made this…
Edict of Nantes: Henry IV wanted to heal the religious divisions that had torn France apart so in 1598 he issued this edict as a compromise between Catholics and Huguenots. This edict allowed Protestants the right to worship in 150 Protestant towns throughout France; the king gave the towns 180,000 ecus to support the maintenance of their military garrisons.
Edict Of Nantes -Henry VI's willingness to sacrifice religious principles to political necessity saved France. -The Edict of Nantes granted liberty of conscience and liberty of public worship of Huguenots in 150 fortified towns. It was established in
The history of the French, Walloon, Dutch and other foreign Protestant refugees settled in England from the reign of Henry VIII to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes; with notices of their trade and commerce, copious extracts from the registers, lists of the early settlers, ministers, &c., and an appendix containing copies of the charter of Edward VI, &c (1846)