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Visit Franschhoek the Wine Nook

South Africa has vast array of great wines.  I usually base my choice on the attractiveness of the label, which is generally NOT the most failsafe way to choose a decent bottle. 786 more words

South Africa

Montbrison: massacre protestant

Montbrison : massacre protestant   

Grüß Gott !

Le baron des Adrets, à la tête des Réformés, occit les Montbrisonnais, au pays du Forez.

Histoire des choses arrivées de son temps / Auguste de Thou / Tome second / Paris / 1659: … 1,075 more words

Hammer of the Huguenots (Heroes and History Series)

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Book Description

Philippe, an orphan shipwright apprentice in sixteenth-century France, is perplexed by the intense religious conflict raging about him. While his friends Maurice and Sophie cling to the good news proclaimed by the church Reformers, Philippe has not yet been persuaded to abandon the teachings of the state church in which he was raised. 163 more words

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Louis Prang -- father of the American Christmas card

Last year around this time, I featured a post exploring British attitudes towards Christmas, including a brief history of the festive greeting card in the UK. 821 more words


French Protestant Churches in Quebec

Among the first European settlers who came to Quebec in the 1600s were some 300 Protestants, most of them fleeing religious persecution in France. If they hoped to find religious freedom on this side of the Atlantic, they were disappointed: the Catholic Church controlled all religious matters in New France and Protestants could not even baptize their children or buy land. 114 more words


A Short Declaration of the Mystery of Iniquity (1612)

. . . as disclosed to Evgeny, resident of Ullitaq, by Wep, a Latvian reporter on assignment there; excerpted from my unpublished novel, Glass Bottom. 2,745 more words

Éléonore Desmier d'Olbreuse: Preserver of Huguenots

Éléonore Desmier d’Olbreuse, French Huguenot (French Reformed) and member of the gentry of France provided a haven for other French Reformed Christians during the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. 729 more words