TIL the dragonnades were instituted by Louis XIV in 1681 to persecute and convert Huguenot families. Ill-disciplined dragoons were billeted in Protestant households with implied permission to abuse them and destroy or steal their possessions. These soldiers were satirized as “missionary dragoons”

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  1. And just think, if the French hadn’t persecuted them – they wouldn’t have mass migrated to South Africa and there would be no Calvinism & Dutch Reformed Church to inspire Apartheid – what the UN calls the longest running crime against Humanity during the 20th Century.

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