Huguenot Towns

Plymouth harbour

Plymouth, Devon

Many Huguenots escaped persecution in France and sought sanctuary in Plymouth in the 1680’s. A large Huguenot community settled in Plymouth with another at nearby […]

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Strangers Hall Norwich

Norwich, Norfolk

Norwich was the centre of a large textile industry but in the 16th Century (would this be better coming before the previous para’s reference to […]

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1758 Claude Passavant carpet - Petworth House - Exeter

Exeter, Devon

Outside London, the largest foreign communities in England in the late 17th century were in Devon, Canterbury, and East Anglia where about a third of […]

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