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By Ole Peter Grell

This groundbreaking booklet explores the migration of Calvinist refugees in Europe throughout the Reformation, throughout a century of persecution, exile and minority life. Ole Peter Grell follows the fortunes of a few of the earliest Reformed service provider households, compelled to escape from the Tuscan urban of Lucca throughout the 1560s, via their trip to France through the Wars of faith to the St Bartholomew Day bloodbath and their look for shelter in Sedan. He lines the lives of those interconnected households over 3 generations as they settled in ecu towns from Geneva to London, marrying into the diaspora of Reformed retailers. in line with a effective mix of faith, trade and relatives networks, those frequently filthy rich retailers and hugely expert craftsmen have been among the main profitable of early glossy capitalists. Brethren in Christ exhibits how this interconnected community, strengthened via marriage and company, solid the spine of foreign Calvinism in Reformation Europe.

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