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1685 - King Louis the Fourteenth revokes the Edict of Nantes
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The Huguenot immigrants belong to many trades and professions, but the majority are skilled workers. Besides silk weavers, hatmakers and others making textiles and clothing, they include clockmakers and gunmakers, jewellers and goldsmiths, paper makers, furniture designers and cabinet makers. Gardeners settle in Chelsea. A group of army officers make their homes in Greenwich.

In the winter of this year, King Louis the Fourteenth becomes worried at the loss of so many skilled people. He sends an agent to England to persuade the refugees to return. The mission is not a success. 



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