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Huguenot

1. a French Calvinist, esp of the 16th or 17th centuries
2. designating the French Protestant Church
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Seven of the 24 founding members of the august Bank of England were Hugenots.
Over the centuries this country has given refuge to more than 50,000 French Hugenots, to countless thousands of Russian Jews, to German Jews fleeiing from Hitler and to more than 100,000 Poles.
Is it not rather ironic that UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who is so antiimmigration, is himself descended from Hugenots, French protestant refugees who fled to Britain to escape religious persecution?
These ten essays describe the facets of that power and career and include commentary on the roles of rhetoric and identity in his early career, his varied relations with Milton and Marvell, his bombastic newspaper, his relations with the Hugenots and continental Protestantism, his use of fable, his life in music, and his knowledge of the trustworthiness of seventeenth-century information.
Later on, Hugenots and Irish immigrants came in search of work.
These settlers, and the Scots and Hugenots who followed, created a patchwork of fields, forest, and compact villages.
The Hugenots brought wine-making expertise in 1687 and the Cape, which is as far south of the equator as Bordeaux is north of it, has also been wine growing area ever since.
Over the centuries this country has given refuge to more than 50,0 French Hugenots, to countless thousands of Russian Jews, to German Jews fleeiing from Hitler and to more than 100,0 Poles.
Rambaut was a descendent of Hugenots who had fled persecution and settled in Dublin, Ireland.