The Protestant International and the Huguenot Migration to Virginia

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Peter Lang, 2010 - Religion - 222 pages
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"In 1700, King William III assigned Charles de Sailly to accompany Huguenot refugees to Manakin Town on the Virginia frontier. The existing explanation for why this migration was necessary is overly simplistic and seriously conflated. Based largely on English-language sources with an English Atlantic focus, it contends that King William III, grateful to the French Protestant refugees who helped him invade England during the Glorious Revolution (1688) and win victory in Ireland (1691), rewarded these refugees by granting them 10,000 acres in Virginia on which to settle." "Using French-language sources and a wider, more European focus than existing interpretations, this book offers an alternative explanation. It delineates a Huguenot refugee resettlement network within a "Protestant International," highlighting the patronage of both King William himself and his valued Huguenot associate, Henri de Ruvigny (Lord Galway). By 1700, King William was politically battered by the interwoven --
  

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Contents

Persecution Refugees and the Protestant
25
Lord Galway
41
PostWar Pressures
67
Carolana Resettlement Project
87
King Williams Patronage
101
Huguenot
129
Vaudois Influence
145
Conclusion
175
Index
209
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