Benjamin Franklin House In the heart of London, is Benjamin Franklin House, the world’s only remaining Franklin home. For nearly sixteen years between 1757 and 1775, Dr Benjamin Franklin – scientist, diplomat, philosopher, inventor, Founding Father of the United States and more – lived behind its doors.
British History British History Online is a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800.
Dennis Severs House The house is a magical 18th century recreation of a Huguenot silk weaver’s family home. Its creator Dennis Severs, an artist, who used his visitor’s imagination as his canvas and who lived in the house in much the same way as its original occupants might have done in the early 18th century.
Dr Johnson’s House Dr Johnson’s House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London.
Edict of Nantes at infoplease.com Nantes, Edict of, 1598, decree promulgated at Nantes by King Henry IV to restore internal peace in France, which had been torn by the Wars of Religion; the edict defined the rights of the French Protestants (Huguenots).
French Protestant Church of Canterbury In 1685, 200,000 French Protestants fled to England to escape persecution in Catholic France. Many settled in Canterbury where there was already a French community and a church.
London Metropolitan Archives The largest local authority record office in the United Kingdom and we look after 105 km of books, maps, films and photographs in our strong-rooms – an enormous amount of information London and Londoners. This material dates from 1067 to the present day and covers every imaginable subject.
Looking at Buildings An introduction to architecture with pages on Building Types, architectural styles and traditions
Meg Andrews – Antique Costumes and Textiles Rare, unusual and interesting antique costumes and textiles; for museums and collectors looking for that extra special piece, for new and established collectors and for those with a modest budget who want to adorn their person or home.
Spitalfields Life Over the coming days, weeks, months and years, I am going to write every single day and tell you about life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London. How can I ever describe the exuberant richness and multiplicity of culture in this place to you? This is both my task and my delight.
The Fan Museum The Fan Museum located in Greenwich is home to a collection of more than 3,500 predominantly antique fans from around the world, dating from the 11th century to the present day. Its collection and fans on loan from other collections are displayed in changing themed exhibitions in which fans are presented in their historical, sociological and economic contexts.
The Georgian Group The Georgian Group exists to protect and preserve Georgian buildings, monuments and landscapes. They were founded in 1937 by a group led by Lord Derwent, Angus Acworth and Robert Byron, one of the greatest travel writers of the twentieth century.
The Historical Association The Historical Association is an independent charity incorporated by Royal Charter. They have been supporting the study and enjoyment of history since 1906. With over 6000 members the HA is the major national organisation representing the case for an historical education to policy makers and ministers.
The Huguenot Society The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, originally named The Huguenot Society of London, was created in 1885 by the directors of the French Hospital *(founded in 1718) to promote the publication and interchange of knowledge about the history of French Protestant migration.
Town House Accommodation This Georgian Townhouse in Spitalfields that sleeps up to 4 guests is the place to stay: step over the threshold of 5a Fournier St and step back in time. Shut the door behind you and the sounds of modern London fade away to be replaced by the silent expectation of this 1720 building.