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
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.
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