The huge community of Protestants driven out of France by Louis XIV (75% of English people have some Huguenot ancestry) is described in LONDON, when the first of the Huguenot Penny family arrives in 'God's Fire'.
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In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.