huguenots of spitalfields
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huguenots of spitalfields

Venue: Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Road, London E1.
Time: 6pm-7.30pm
Speaker: Julian Woodford
Title: The Boss of Bethnal Green (Spitalfields Life Books, 2016)

Free Event

Author Julian Woodford reveals all about 'The Boss of Bethnal Green' - Joseph Merceron, the corrupt Huguenot magistrate who ruled the East End for half a century from 1790 to 1840, lining his own pockets while creating the conditions that led to Victorian London's worst slums. Julian conducted much of his research at THLHA, and his talk will include practical examples of how he used the archives to uncover Merceron's story.

Julian Woodford has lived in London since the early 1980s and combines a City career with a passion for London's history. Follow him at http://www.twitter.com/historylondon and http://www.historylondon.org/. 'The Boss of Bethnal Green' is his first book.

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