The Story of the Huguenots
A Talk by Joyce Hampton
Joyce Hampton will take you on an historical journey that began with the earliest doubts about the Church’s teachings, leading to the birth of Calvinism, and on through the Wars of Religion that were to plague France off and on for almost 40 years until the Edict of Nantes in 1685.
You will journey through the years leading up the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes as Joyce reveals how a people’s will could not be fully broken despite torture and persecution. yet many fled, and you will learn of the invaluable contribution they made to their adopted homelands, and how even in our modern everyday lives we are surrounded by a Huguenot legacy
Joyce Hampton is Chair of the Arts Society Ashtead as well as Chair of the Stairway to Heaven Memorial and is a member of the Library & Archives Committee of The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland. She is also a Fellow of the Huguenot Society.