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Niort : les pionniers de Nouvelle-France

Niort: the pioneers of New France

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Niort
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In France, Catholics and Protestants opposed each other during the Wars of Religion (1562-1598). Niort will thus suffer sieges from both camps. The Edict of Nantes signed in 1598 put an end to several years of war by giving freedom of worship to Protestants in certain towns including Niort. But throughout the 17th century the Catholic Church, supported by the State, regained ground. In 1685, the revocation of the Edict of Nantes drove out 4 inhabitants of Niort, among them drapers who had been trading with Canada since 000. Despite the persecution, many Protestants remained.

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