The Huguenots, Louis XIV and the Courts of Europe : from Westminster to Dresden
Philip Mansel, The Huguenots, Louis XIV and the Courts of Europe : from Westminster to Dresden, Huguent Society Journal 34, 2021
Huguenot courtiers were no less representative of the diaspora than Huguenot soldiers or craftsmen. Since courts were among the key institutions of early modern Europe, and Huguenots were refugees in search of employment, they were bound to seek posts at court. Protestantism did not lessen reverence for monarchy. The Huguenot court historiographer in Brandenburg, for example, Charles Ancillon from Metz, called the Elector Frederick III ‘a mortal God’.