Preface; 1. Invention of printing and rise of the Huguenots; 2. Episode in the life of Bernard Palissy; 3. Persecutions of the reformed in France and Flanders; 4. Relations of England with France and Spain; 5. Settlements and industries of the Protestant refugees in Britain; 6. Early Walloon and French churches in England; 7. Renewal of the persecutions in France, and revocation of the Edict of Nantes; 8. Renewed flight of the Huguenots from France; 9. The Huguenots and the English revolution of 1688; 10. Dumont de Bostaquet and his escape from France into Holland; 11. De Bostaquet in England, and the Irish campaigns of 1689-90; 12. Huguenot officers in the British service; 13. Huguenot settlers in England, men of science and learning; 14. Huguenot settlements in England, and men of industry; 15. The Huguenot churches in England; 16. Huguenot settlements in Ireland; 17. Descendants of the refugees; 18. Conclusion, and the French Revolution; Appendices; Index.
In this 1867 book, Samuel Smiles describes the history of the Huguenots and discusses some of their famous British descendants.