Huguenot Soldiers of William of Orange

and the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688:

The Lions of Judah

Other Huguenot books

If you have a passion for Huguenot history or you are furthering your knowledge, this is a 'must have' for collectors, researchers and librarians.

Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, the role of the Huguenot soldiers, William of Orange's relationships with the Elector of Brandenberg and Britain's James II, the Anglo-Dutch Brigade and much more are brought to life in this biographically and historically detailed scholarly analysis.
The political, social and religious rationale which defined Huguenot support for William of Orange and the Huguenot exodus from France as well as the importance of issues of loyalty and conscience amongst Europe's professional international officer corps are researched with passionate attention to detail.

It is believed that The Huguenot Soldiers of William of Orange and the Glorious Revolution of 1688: The Lions of Judah  by Dr Matthew Glozier will become the new recognised bible for not only the many aspects of Huguenot history but also for the fact that this book contains a rich vein of biographical information regarding hundreds of Huguenot soldiers in Dutch, Brandenburg and British service from 1670-1700.

204 pages 229 x 152 mm, including plate sections
Hardcover ISBN: 1 902210 82 4
£55 in the UK $75 in the US. Plus delivery costs.
1st Edition released in September 2002

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If you're not familiar with the history of the Huguenots, here is a quick FAQ.
1. What are the Huguenots? (sometimes spelt Hugenots, pronounced Hewgenoez)
Huguenots practiced a form of Protestantism in France aligned with John Calvins theological view that salvation in the Christian religion could be found by reading the Bible and interpreting what you read yourself. You could go to heaven with your own individual faith without needing to go to any church.
2. When did it start?
In the early 1500s.
3. There have been hundreds of denominations of religions that have been forgotten. Why are they well known?
The religion was against the Catholic and Monarchists systems of the time. The governmental system passed laws to restrict the religion as it may lead to civil war. (It did!) This resulted in many battles and the deaths of thousands of Huguenots over many years. The Huguenots held to their religion fervently and escaped France spreading to other countries.
4. What is the Edict of Nantes?
Henry IV created the Edict of Nantes in 1598 to give the Huguenots a small amount of religious freedom.
5. What happened to the Edict of Nantes?
It was revoked in 1685 and replaced with the Edict of Fontainbleau - laws that oppressed, stigmatized and penalized Huguenots. While not to the extent that the Nazi's attempted to commit genocide on Jewish people, the laws were similar in that it would remove the Huguenots by attrition.
6. Where are they now?
Over fifty thousand Huguenots escaped France between 1670 and 1710 and migrated around the world.
7. What happened after that?
The Promulgation of the Edict of Toleration ended the persecution of the Huguenots in France 1787.

See below for other titles by Dr Matthew Glozier


For a greater and in-depth account of Huguenot history I strongly recommend Dr Matthew Glozier's book:
The Huguenot Soldiers of William of Orange and the Glorious Revolution of 1688
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Other references:
Other Huguenot books
The National Huguenot Society (US)
Huguenot Historical Society
Huguenot Society of America
Huguenot Museum of South Africa
Huguenot Society of South Africa
The Huguenot Library
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes translation
The Huguenot Web Site
Cindy's List of Genealogy sites on the net - Huguenot references.
Dr Matthew Glozier's Roll of Arms of Romantic and Historical Interest

Dr Matthew Glozier's latest book:

Scottish Soldiers in France in the Reign of the Sun King

This volume examines the role and significance of Scottish soldiers in France in the age of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The study examines the complex relationship of expatriate Scottish soldiers to their homeland and native sovereign, within the context of a changing environment for military employment. The amity of the so-called 'auld' alliance meant little in an age of rapid development in the relationship between armies and the states they served. Caught in the middle were a number of Scots, attempting to perpetuate traditional modes of employment abroad. They found themselves the target of increasing pressures to commit wholeheartedly to one employer or another.
The book surveys the history of Scottish soldiers' service on the continent generally, and in France in particular by examining the specific conditions of military service there in the Sun King's reign with a special focus on the soldiers of the regiment of George Douglas, Earl of Dumbarton.

Readership: All those interested in war, society and culture in France and Britain in the early modern period, anglo-French diplomatic, military and social links and the changing face of armies.
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Matthew Glozier, Ph.D. (2002) in History, University of Western Sydney (Australia), is an Hon. Research Associate, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney. He has published widely on Scottish and Huguenot soldiers, society and culture, including The Huguenot Soldiers of William of Orange and the Glorious Revolution of 1688 (Sussex, 2003).

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