The Huguenot Church in Charleston (Hardcover)

The Huguenot Church in Charleston By Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman, Richard Donohoe Thompson, Robert P. Stockton (With) Cover Image


Discover the history and heritage of the last Huguenot Church in America and national landmark located in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Huguenot heritage in the United States cannot be overstated. In the latter part of the sixteenth century, France was plunged into a series of religious wars. In 1589, Henry of Navarre became Henry IV of France, but peace was not achieved until he issued the Edict of Nantes in 1598, which recognized the Huguenots' right to worship in the towns they controlled. While Henry IV lived, the financial and military security of the country was ensured. After his assassination in 1610, it ceased. Religious persecution resumed, and in 1685, Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes, and many French Protestants fled. Of the estimated 180,000 Huguenot refugees, approximately 3,000 crossed the Atlantic. This book is about their descendants and their influence on the development of the American republic and the rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The Huguenot Church in Charleston, a national landmark, is the last Huguenot church in America.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781625859211
ISBN-10: 162585921X
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: February 5th, 2018
Pages: 368
Language: English