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Dragonades

(3 syl.). A series of religious persecutions by Louis XIV., which drove many thousand Protestants out of France. Their object was to root out “heresy;” and a bishop, with certain ecclesiastics, was sent to see if the heretics would recant; if not, they were left to the tender mercies of the dragoons who followed these “ministers of peace and goodwill to man.”

“France was drifting toward the fatal atrocities of the dragonade.” —F. Parkman: The Old Regime, chap. ix. p.167.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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