The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence
Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Thursday, August 20, 2015
After the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre on August 23, 1572, hundreds of Huguenots set sail for England.
In Paris, Ambassador Sir Francis Walsingham’s house was respected as a place of sanctuary for the Huguenots. However, those who lived in the north of France packed their belongings and planned their escape.
A book from 1871, Protestant exiles from France in the reign of Louis XIV or, The Huguenot refugees and their descendants in Great Britain and Ireland, details this story. A summary and excerpts follow.
My father's mother was a Noel - and all the relatives look like Mitterand, men and women alike.