In 1685, La Rochelle was already an old and graceful city, despite its high, thick walls. It was a stronghold--and home--for thousands of Huguenots. Your 9- to 12-year-olds will enjoy following the daily episodes of twin sisters Renee and Albret Martineau, and will learn about the joys and hardships of 17th-century life amid political turmoil and religious persecution.
'Huguenot Garden' is a children's story of the daily and adventurous episodes in the lives of Renee and Albret Martineau, young twin sisters in a seventeenth-century French Protestant family. The episodes follow the twins and the rest of the Martineau family as they work, worship, commune, and suffer persecution together. The story aims to portray the ideas and historical details common to Huguenot life in La Rochelle, France, 1685, a tragic year whose final quarter brought the full wrath of Louis XIV.
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