The Covenant - Chapter IV, The Huguenots Summary & Analysis

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Chapter IV, The Huguenots Summary

In the village of Caix in 1560, Giles de Prè, his wife and his children live and practice an alternative to Catholicism. Following teachings of John Calvin, they are called Huguenots. The Catholic church goes to great lengths to bring them back to the fold, killing those who disagree. Giles loses his wife - hacked to pieces by the troops, and marries again, his new wife giving birth to a son named Paul. The village continues to be primarily Huguenot in secret, but by the time Paul is married with two sons of his own, the Catholic church again dispatches soldiers to be dragooned in their home and keep an eye on them. In fear for their lives, they flee their small farm and vineyards in the middle of the night, traveling at night and afraid to talk...

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