The region of Poitou was called Thifalia or Theiphalia in the sixth century. During the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries Poitou was a hotbed of Huguenot French Calvinist activity among the nobility and bourgeoisie and was severely affected by the French Wars of Religion — Many of the Acadians who settled in what is now Nova Scotia beginning inand later in New Brunswickcame from the region of Poitou.
A large portion of these refugees were also deported to Louisiana in and eventually became known as Cajuns from Acadians. The common thread connecting both phenomena is a continuing assertion of a local identity and opposition to the central government in Pariswhatever its composition and Various - En Poitou . In the region where Louis XIII and Louis XIV had encountered stiff resistance, the House Nerpa - Senmuth - Contextual Bourbon gained loyal and militant supporters exactly when it had been overthrown and when a Bourbon loyalty came to imply a local loyalty in opposition to the new central government, that of Robespierre.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Poictou. For the breeds of animal from this region, see Baudet de Poitou and Poitou goat. Place in France. Coat of arms. Biographical Dictionary of Various - En Poitou History of Technology. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved 3 May Oxford University Press. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Historical provinces of France.
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