Many Christians today do not realize that there was a Reformation movement in France and Italy, as well as England, Germany, and Northern Europe. This volume includes a total of six true stories of the persecuted Huguenots.
I. A Heroine of the Faith
A narrative of the persecutions which Blanche Gamond, aged about Twenty-one years, of St. Paul-Trois-Chateaux, in Dauphiny, endured for the sake of the gospel, having in them surmounted all temptations by the grace and providence of God.
II. The Huguenot Galley-Slaves
The following narrative is extracted from a history of the French Protestants, published in the year 1760.
“Dear Children, here is a little book for your perusal. Should you ever be exposed to persecutions similar to those of these youths in the story, this little book may afford you warning and encouragement.
III. Part Three
Living, as we do, in peace and security, so far removed from times when the fury of religious persecution desolated the land, we can scarcely imagine the distress and alarm of the Protestants. Not only was the exercise of their religion, in public and in private, forbidden, but they were interdicted from following any trade or profession by which might procure the means of living for themselves and their families, and from holding any office whatever, by which they might procure the means of living for their families.
This section includes accounts from five Huguenots suffering persecution for their faith.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: A Heroine of the Faith – Blanche Gamond
Preface – Dr. Merle D’Aubigne
Table of Contents:
Flight and Arrest
Captivity at Grenoble
The Hospital of Valence
Part 2: The Huguenot Galley-Slaves: A Story for the Young – Rev. C. G. Barth
The Second Imprisonment
The Third Captivity
The Galleys at Dunkirk
The Journey to Marseilles
M. de Chevenix, the persecuted Invalid
M. Fulcrand Rei, the devoted Pastor
Jean Migault, the Reader of Moulle
M. Le Fevre, the Prisoner of the Galleys
M. De Morolles, the Exile arrested in his Flight