Tag: Huguenots

This is how I role

On this date in 1562, Sixty-three Huguenots were massacred in Wassy, France. This began the French Wars of Religion. I have Huguenot ancestors, not from the sixty-three. My Huguenot family got here in the late 1600s and settle west of Richmond. Today, I live off of the extension of Huguenot Road in Chesterfield County. If …

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I told you I didn’t think I was Irish

On this day in 1563 the Edict of Amboise was signed by Catherine de’ Medici, acting as regent for her son Charles IX of France. Officially, this treaty ended the first phase of the French Wars of Religion and guaranteed the Huguenots religious privileges and freedoms, thus restoring the peace. I’m not enough of an …

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