Huguenot stamp~my Ancestors.  Andre Picon & Ester Jeanne Bonneau left La Rochelle, France during the Edict of Nantes.  Arriving in Scotland then to Ireland. Andre Picon held a position in the Court of King Louis XIV (King of France) : Revocation of the Edict of Nantes

Huguenot stamp~my Ancestors. Andre Picon & Ester Jeanne Bonneau left La Rochelle, France during the Edict of Nantes. Arriving in Scotland then to Ireland. Andre Picon held a position in the Court of King Louis XIV (King of France) : Revocation of the Edict of Nantes

The Edict of Nantes, issued on 13 April 1598, by Henry IV of France, granted the Calvinist Protestants of France (also known as Huguenots) substantial rights in a nation still considered essentially Catholic. In the Edict, Henry aimed primarily to promote civil unity.[1] The Edict separated civil from religious unity, treated some Protestants for the first time as more than mere schismatics and heretics, and opened a path for secularism and tolerance.

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.

King Louis X1V Cancelled the Edict of Nantes.. What a fool he was because France then had a massive Brain & Skill drain  about 700,000  Protestant Huguenots escaped. France lost the Clever Minds & a very high percentage  of skilled Artisans.  The King  wept when all the hat factories & workshop  owners fled.   Leaving behind in one town with 500 unemployed workers.  France's loss was the worlds gain  Especially England where most of the Silver/Goldsmiths  and the Silk weavers settled.

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

Christianity -- Protestant Reformation France Revocation of the Edict of Nantes

Christianity -- Protestant Reformation France Revocation of the Edict of Nantes

Edict of Nantes, granting religious freedoms, commemorated at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne in Nantes

Edict of Nantes plaque, Ducal palace, Nantes. The words "Perpetuel & irrevocable" are somewhat ironic.

Nicolas  Lemery born a Huguenot  To ensure his stability in the field of apothecary, Lemery made a political decision and converted to Coatholicism.  There is a strong possibility that Lemery’s conversion to Catholicism came as a direct result of his desire to continue work in his field following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685.  Had he remained Protestant, he would have lost all of his rights as a scientist and teacher at the University of Caen in Paris.  His conversion took…

Nicolas Lemery born a Huguenot To ensure his stability in the field of apothecary, Lemery made a political decision and converted to Coatholicism. There is a strong possibility that Lemery’s conversion to Catholicism came as a direct result of his desire to continue work in his field following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Had he remained Protestant, he would have lost all of his rights as a scientist and teacher at the University of Caen in Paris. His conversion took…

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