huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields

huguenot footsteps

Join us and retrace the footsteps of the Huguenots in Spitalfields, Soho, Greenwich, City of London and Wandsworth. No need to book just turn up and donate £10 to the educational fund on the day. Please click here to go to Huguenot Footsteps.

huguenot families

Are you descended from a Huguenot Family?  Add your name to our List

huguenot traces

Huguenot Traces - a list of Huguenot paintings, artwork, artefacts, buildings, street names etc. Please help us by adding your findings to the list.

c2a city walks

Designed for groups, organisations, companies and parties of ten people or more. The City of London Walking Tours can be booked throughout the year. Click here for programme.

Strangers' Newsletter

Want to stay in touch? If so please enter your details below.

Help Us Grow

Please support our efforts to highlight the contribution of the Huguenots in our educational and heritage programme. We are Gift Aid registered.

c2a society

c2a society

c2a museum

huguenot towns

Spitalfields Life Stories

Sir John Cass Primary Foundation School

Please email if you wish to purchase postcards. Designs by the pupils of Sir John Cass Primary Foundation School. Cost £2.50 including postage.

Sir john Cass Primary SchoolSir john Cass Primary School

huguenot logo

Quizzical Questions

It’s time to put your knowledge to the test! Look at the ‘Who were the Huguenots?’ page, explore the fact sheets and then see if you can answer the following questions…

  1. Who were the Huguenots?
  2. What did they believe in?
  3. Why did they leave France and where did they go?
  4. Why did they come to Britain (and Spitalfields specifically)?
  5. What was Britain and London like at that time?
  6. What work did they do and how did people train and get employment?
  7. What were their houses like?
  8. How did they live (food, income, family, health, training and community)?
  9. What traces can you find of the Huguenots in your local area?
  10. How many French people had become Protestant by the 17th Century?
  11. What was the population of France at the time?
  12. What professions were the Huguenots forbidden to enter? (name three).
  13. What were the soldiers called who were sent to live in the homes of Protestant families with the aim of bullying them to convert back to Catholicism?
  14. To which countries did the Huguenots flee ? (name three)