Home » The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre (Volume 2) by Henry Baird
The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre (Volume 2) Henry Baird

The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre (Volume 2)

Henry Baird

Published January 7th 2012
ISBN : 9780217331081
Paperback
378 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. AFTER THE EDICT. TheMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. AFTER THE EDICT. The twelve years which intervened between the promulgation of the Edict of Nantes and the death of Henry the Fourth constitute the halcyon days of the Huguenots of A period of I ., r i comparative France. JNo such period of comparative peace and qniet. r t r prosperity had preceded the adoption of the great law for their protection. Behind the Protestants were threequarters of a century characterized by persecutions, wars, and massacres, with intervals of tranquillity scarcely sufficiently long to enable them to recover breath and prepare for the advent of new severities. Before them, though happily they knew it not as yet, there lay another term of three-quarters of a century, of which, if a considerable portion was to be peaceful and prosperous, the later years would be mainly notable for the gradual infringement of the provisions of their cherished edict, and would end in the formal abrogation of that edict under circumstances of peculiar disregard of the dictates of natural justice- while, still beyond, there stretched more than one hundred years of proscription, a whole century during which all worship of Almighty God, all administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lords Supper, the singing of the old Huguenot psalms, the very possession of the Huguenot Bible, would be forbidden--during which the galleys would be the punishment meted out to such laymen as ventured to frequent the religious assemblies held on the bleak Cevennes, and death upon the wheel would await the venturesome minister of the Gospel whom the love of the souls of his brethren in the faith might attract to the sunny but dangerous plains of Languedoc. The story of the interval during which the Protestants could claim the protection of...