Huguenots were known as French Calvinists from the 16th to 18th centuries. Since then, they have been commonly known as French Protestants. By the close of the 17th century, around 200,000 of them had been driven from Catholic France in religious persecution drives.
Constantinople was the imperial capital of the Byzantine or Eastern Roman Empire. It was the biggest and wealthiest city in the world throughout much of the Middle Ages. In art, technology and culture, for a good thousand years, it was peerless. It was renamed Istanbul in 1930.
The Palais de Justice was the seat of the Parlement de Paris until the Revolution. The conciergerie, the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before being guillotined, is in the Palais, and is now a museum.