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.

My father's mother was a Noel - and all the relatives look like Mitterand, men and women alike.