The Edict of Nantes: Five Essays and a New Translation ..
In October 1685, Louis XIV , the grandson of Henry IV, renounced the and declared Protestantism illegal with the ofFontainebleau . This act, commonly called the '_revocation of the of Nantes_,' had very damaging results for France. While thewars of religion did not re-ignite, intense persecution of Protestantstook place. All Protestant ministers were given two weeks to leave thecountry unless they converted to and all other Protestantswere prohibited from leaving the country. In spite of the prohibition,the persecution including many examples of torture caused as many as400,000 to flee at risk of their lives. Most moved to GreatBritain , , the , , South Africaand the new French colonies in North America. This exodus deprived of many of its most skilled and industrious individuals, someof whom thenceforward aided France's rivals in the Netherlands and inEngland. The revocation of the of also further damagedthe perception of Louis XIV abroad, making the Protestant nationsbordering even more hostile to his regime. Upon the revocationof the edict, Frederick Wilhelm issued the of Potsdam , whichencouraged to come to Brandenburg .
The edict of nantes five essays and a new translation - Rest
EDICT OF , the law promulgated in April1598 by which the French king, ., gave religious liberty to his subjects, the. The story ofthe struggle for the ispart of the history of ,and during the thirty-five years of civil war which preceded itsgrant, many andother arrangements had been made between the contending religiousparties, but none of these had been satisfactory or lasting. Theelation of the Protestants at the accession of Henry IV. in 1589was followed by deep depression, when it was found that not onlydid he adopt the faith, but thathis efforts to redress their grievances were singularlyineffectual. In 1594 they took determined measures to protectthemselves; in 1597, the war with being practically over, long negotiationstook place between the king and their representatives, prominentamong whom was the historian J. A. de Thou, and at last the edictwas drawn up. It consisted of 95 general articles, which weresigned by at Nantes on the13th of April 1598, and of 56 particular ones, signed on the 2nd ofMay. There was also some supplementary matter.
In October 1685, , the grandson of Henry IV, renounced the Edict and declared Protestantism illegal with the . This act, commonly called the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, had very damaging results for France. While the wars of religion did not re-ignite, as many as 400,000 Protestants chose to leave France, most moving to , , the , and the new French colonies in North America. Huguenots also settled in . This exodus deprived France of many of its most skilled and industrious individuals, who would from now on aid France's rivals in Holland and England. The revocation of the Edict of Nantes also further damaged the perception of Louis XIV abroad, making the Protestant nations bordering France even more hostile to his regime. Upon the revocation of the edict, issued the , which encouraged Protestants to come to .