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

Professor Edward Vallance tells the story of the Revolution of 1688 revealing new interpretation and understanding of this seminal event for all Huguenots.

Saturday 20th October 2018

Venue: Christ Church Lounge, Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London E1 6LY

Time: 1pm

Speaker: Professor Edward Vallance


Until recently, the established interpretation of the revolution of 1688/9 was that it was ‘glorious’ in part because it was bloodless. New interpretations of 1688, however, have emphasised the degree to which political change in Britain and Ireland had to be achieved by military power: far from being peaceful, 1688 ushered in over a century of conflict between Britain and France, and transformed Britain’s army and navy.

Do you fancy enjoying some oxtail soup whilst sitting in a beautiful Georgian kitchen?

Fournier Street Kitchen: Back in Time for Dinner, Georgian-Style

Tuesday 23rd October at 6pm

£20 including oxtail soup and mash

Come and join Dr Sara Pennell, University of Greenwich, to discover how Georgian Londoners dined.  Get an insight into how food lies at the heart of a complex network of trade, commerce and cultural infuences. This talk will take a tour of a Georgian kitchen and dining table to explore the food on the table and uncover what it took to get it there.

Meet outside Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, E1 6LY

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Spitalfields Designer Anna Maria Garthwaite

Thursday 11th October at 6.30pm


With speaker Dr Zara Anishanslin

Learn more about the enigmatic Anna Maria Garthwaite - one of early modern Britain's few woman silk designers. Enjoying many Huguenot clients, her popular designs helped foster a craze for wearing botanical fashion in silk, not only in London but around the British Empire.

Hanbury Hall, 22 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR

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