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Book Title: The Huguenots in France|
The author of the book: Samuel Smiles
Date of issue: December 5th 2014
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 620 KB
Edition: Waxkeep Publishing
Read full description of the books The Huguenots in France:I read this history of the Huguenots, because my family genealogy carries me to France at the time of the Huguenots. Many Huguenots came to America to escape the carnage in France at the time. I have not proof of my ancestors being Huguenots, but we are Protestants today. Time and more research may tell. The Huguenots were Protestant (Protesters, if you will) in a day when that would get you killed by the Catholic King of France, Louis XIV. What a battle, what a slaughter on both sides. All in the name of God, well maybe not, but that is a good enough excuse. My eyes were opened. I knew nothing of this history, it was a dark mystery. I feel so much more informed and love and respect people who gave their lives and future for their beliefs and convictions.
Not only did the King slaughter hundreds of thousands of his best, most productive citizens (maybe a million) but drove out good honest citizens, the doctors, lawyers, craftsmen and business people thereby gutting the economy. Cool move there Louis!
It makes me think of the slaughter of Christians today by Isis.
Read information about the authorSamuel Smiles (23 December 1812 – 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and government reformer, who campaigned on a Chartist platform. But he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. His masterpiece, Self-Help (1859), promoted thrift and claimed that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits, while also attacking materialism and laissez-faire government. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism", and it raised Smiles to celebrity status almost overnight.
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