Dragonnades

The `Dragonnades` were the result of a French policy instituted by Louis XIV in 1681 to intimidate Huguenot families into either leaving France or re-converting to Catholicism. This involved billeting ill-disciplined dragoons in Protestant households. With the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Louis XIV withdrew the privileges and toler.....
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dragonnades

(from the article `Louvois, François-Michel Le Tellier, marquis de`) Louvois`s successful career was tarnished by two acts: the dragonnades leading up to the revocation in 1685 of the Edict of Nantes, which had granted ...
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dragonnades

dragonnades or dragonades (both: drăgunādz') , name given to a form of persecution of French Protestants, or Huguenots, before and after the revocation (1685) of the Edict of Nantes (see Nantes, Edict of) by Louis XIV. It consisted of harassing the Huguenots by billeting soldiers (pa...
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Dragonnades

The Dragonnades, or Dragonades was the name given to the persecutions directed against the Protestants chiefly in the south of France, during the reign of Louis XIV. Bands of soldiers, headed by priests, marched through the villages, giving the Protestant inhabitants the alternative of renouncing their faith or being given over to the extortions an...
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