(Dragonades; Dragoonades; from Fr. dragon, dragon). Some trace the name to an emblem on a standard, others to ornamentation on a weapon, others to the dragon-like spitfire action of the weapon. Dragonnades were persecutions of Prots. in Fr. at the hands of dragoons, mounted infantrymen, under Louis XIV (16381715; king 16431715). See also France, 10; Huguenots.
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