The act of reversing or annulling
From his ascetic standpoint the revocation of the edict could only pander to drunkenness and immorality.
His advocacy of anti-slavery principles, then frowned upon by the Methodist authorities, aroused opposition, and eventually resulted in his trial for heresy and the revocation of his licence.
He removed with his family into Switzerland after the revocation of the edict of Nantes, and there studied jurisprudence.
He belonged to a French Protestant family, and was compelled to take refuge in England at the revocation of the edict of Nantes, in 1685.
He must be held largely responsible for the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, but not for the brutal measures applied against the Protestants.