France’s Bloody and Brutal Persecution of the Huguenots

“One Morning at the Gates of the Louvre“ by Édouard Debat-Ponsan, 1880 (public domain)

My hometown of New Paltz, NY, was founded in 1678 by French Huguenots fleeing persecution in Europe. In school, I learned that the Huguenot settlers were Protestants who came to the New World from Germany after first fleeing the militant Roman Catholic…

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