Charles John Shoppee

Charles John Shoppee (1823-1897) was an architect and surveyor. Charles built up an important library of architectural work, many of which have been donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Charles was a founder member of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society. Charles assisted Browning and Henry Peek in forming the Huguenot Society. He was […]


Sir Henry William Peek

The Peek family trace their Huguenot descent through the Le Maitre Family. The Le Maitres originally came from Dieppe and married into the Peek family in the 1800s. Sir Henry William Peek (d.1898) was director and deputy governor of the French Hospital and was a founder member of the Huguenot Society. He collected a vast […]


Sir Henry Austen Layard

Sir Henry Austen Layard (1817-1894) was an archaeologist, collector and politician. Henry served as ambassador to the Sublime Porte, was a director of the French Hospital, was a first President of the Huguenot Society and also was a trustee of the National Gallery. However, Henry is best remembered for his excavations at Nineveh in the 1840s […]