The Huguenot Line

Huguenot Line

Apologies to the Maginot Line — Charlton & Oxford aren’t at war.  Oxford was settled very early on by Huguenots — French Protestants.  There are still remains of a Huguenot fort in Oxford.  And like the surname of André Maginot, the Huguenot settlers wouldn’t have pronounced the final “t” in their name — not that you’d know that to hear modern New Englanders pronounce “Huguenot” like “astronaut”.

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