French Protestants of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, who were frequently persecuted by the government and by the Roman Catholic Church. For a time, the Edict of Nantes allowed them to practice their religion in certain cities. When the edict was revoked by King Louis xiv in the late seventeenth century, many Huguenots left France. Some emigrated to America.
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Even this circumstance the Huguenots knew how to turn to advantage.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
Footnote 78: This secret meeting-place of the Huguenots is well known from the engraved picture of Boze.The Huguenots in France|Samuel Smiles.
That tall and pale young man, with his face like one of the old Huguenots!If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
Between the Huguenots and the English there was a double tie of sympathy.
At length it came, and on a scale and with a degree of violence not surpassed either by the Huguenots or the disciples of Knox.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott