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The Huguenots and English pan-Protestantism in the late seventeenth century

Friday 29 November 2019
Witte Singel 26-27
2311 BG Leiden

Following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, the intellectual richness of the Huguenot community in the Netherlands and England allowed for a uniquely potent case for pan-Protestant unity to be made. Using pamphlets and sermons published by key Huguenot publicists in the 1680s and 1690s, alongside unpublished correspondence from Leiden’s Special Collections, the argument for England’s greater involvement in the wars against Louis will be analysed, and the Huguenot contribution to that argument will be assessed.

Brill Fellow William Mitchell (London School of Economics, United Kingdom) is conducting research in Leiden University Libraries on The Low Church Lobby: English Argument for Protestant Union in the Shadow of the Revolution of the Edict of Nantes, 1680-1715.

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