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 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
Finally, in October 1685, Louis XIV issued the Edict of Fontainebleau which formally revoked the Edict of Nantes and declared Protestantism illegal in France. This act, more commonly known as the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, was the culmination of the increasing persecution against the Huguenots and it resulted in the destruction of Huguenot churches, the closure of Protestant schools and increased pressure and intimidation to convert to Catholicism. Those who refused to swear…
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.
The Edict of Nantes was established by the French king Henry IV. He converted to Catholicism, but he was truly a protestant. Thats why he established the edict of nantes so he can help the Protestants in France.
Before the Revolution in and before the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, when France lost many of her most skilled workers, the annual value of the manufacture was estimated to be livres. Work-people earned at this time 3 sous and upwards per day.