• Bust by Bernini 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      Prior to the revocation Louis had apppointed de Baville to convert the Huguenots of northern France.
    • Carcassonne 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      This fortified city with its ramparts intact played a part in the papal crusade against the Albigensians (1209-29). The southeastern portion of France was fertile ground not only for them but also for Waldensians 1173 who ...
    • The chapel at Versailles 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      Persecution had decimated the Huguenots and Louis performed a coup de grace by revoking the Edict of Nantes in 1685. It is estimated that half a million Huguenots (one forth-one third of their total of 2 million) left the ...
    • Gateway through the walls 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      Speaking of massacres, perhaps the most remembered event of the entire Huguenot conflict was the Saint Bartholemew's day massacre of 1572.
    • Huguenot church in Montauban 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
    • Institute of Jean Calvin in Montauban 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
    • Montauban 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      The institute of Jean Calvin.
    • Montauban 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
    • Montauban 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      Montauban was the Huguenot "capital" of the 17th century. Its cathedral was built in 1692 at the orders of Louix XIV after the1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
    • Risister in tower of Constance 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      The inscription "resister" (resist) scratched in the stone of her cell by Huguenot Marie Durand.
    • The royal bedroom 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      225,000 conversions were claimed, many by threat of torture.
    • Tower of Constance, Aigues-Mortes 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      The pleasures of al fresco dining are in contrast to the stark history of incarceration in the tower of Constance where many women were inprisoned for years for attending Huguenot worship.
    • The walls of Aigues-Mortes 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1978)
      In 1661 Louis XIV decided to reign as sole ruler without a prime minister and began to enlarge Versailles, ultimately bringing it to its present glory. Persecution proceeded with a vengeance with many forced conversions ...