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Kingston Release Date: October 17, 2007 [EBook #23073] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK VILLEGAGNON *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England Villegagnon, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ The date is sometime during the reign of Philip and Mary, the Catholic interlude between the Protestant times of Henry the Eighth and his son Edward the Sixth, and Queen Elizabeth.
Religious intolerance was at an extreme, with burnings at the stake and other very nasty tortures being applied to persons of an opposite sect. Nigel Melvin comes to the Court of France with some letters to deliver. His young cousin Mary Seton is with him in the opening scene, and she introduces him to the young royals who happen to be walking in the same garden.
We find that there are several with Protestant leanings even in that setting.
Nigel is conducted to a house where he is to find Admiral Coligny, who is setting up an expedition to found a Protestant colony the other side of the Atlantic in the bay now known as Rio de Janeiro, and idea that had been propounded by Monsieur Villegagnon. Nigel is given command of one of the ships.
They set off for Havre, where the vessels are, but on the way Nigel overhears a conversation between Villegagnon and a monk, which makes it plain that Villegagnon is no Protestant, and that there is a dubious motive in all these plans. On arrival at Rio they meet with a local Indian chief who warns them about some white settlers nearby who appear to...

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