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  • n. Plural form of dragonnade.


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  • For a time he contented himself with so-called dragonnades -- quartering licentious soldiers upon the Huguenots -- but at length in 1685 he formally revoked the Edict of Nantes.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • An imperial commission of reform ( "dragonnades", "saviours") was to traverse the country purging it of preachers, heretical schoolmasters and books.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The rapid increase of the conversions to Catholicism which followed on the "dragonnades" raised in him hopes of as general an apostasy in his own dominions.

    History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8) The Revolution, 1683-1760; Modern England, 1760-1767

  • Rather it would have made them even more liable to dragonnades, prison, forced baptism into the Catholic faith, galley ships, slavery in the West Indies and death.

    Huguenot Symbol - how deeply encoded was it?

  • At a time when being caught out as a Protestant could lead to dragonnades, prison, forced baptism into the Catholic faith, galley ships, slavery in the West Indies or even death, it has been suggested that the cross represented the Huguenots desire to declare loyalty and fid­el­ity to the French Crown, at the same time reiterating their belief in the reformed faith.

    Huguenot Symbol - how deeply encoded was it?

  • “What think you of Bossuet chanting the Te Deum over the dragonnades?”

    Les Miserables

  • Administration are for some indulgence and forbearance to those froward children of their mother country; the Opposition are for taking vigorous, as they call them, but I call them violent measures; not less than les dragonnades; and to have the tax collected by the troops we have there.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Neither the exterminating crusade against the Albigenses, after which the idiom of Provence was wellnigh stigmatized as heretical, nor the civil and religious wars of the seventeenth century, nor even the _dragonnades_ of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • The Irish Protestants saw with alarm that amongst the soldiers who came from France to aid King James were some who had taken an active part in the dragonnades organized by Louis XIV in order to carry out his edict.

    Is Ulster Right?

  • Louvois's idea of quartering soldiers in Protestant households to bring them to reason was applied, after 1680, in Poitou by the intendant Marillac in the cruel fashion which has remained famous under the name of dragonnades.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy


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