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The French Hospital in England by Tessa Murdoch & Randolph Vigne

£18.00

This first account of the history of The French Hospital and its collections takes the reader through the days of the refuge in the first La Providence, off Old Street, London, through its near-century in the green fields of Hackney, two World Wars, and its expropriation in the overcrowded post-war borough, then an interlude in rural Sussex and the move to Rochester in 1965.

SKU: 978-0-9524322-7-2 Category:

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“This richly illustrated account will appeal to a wide audience including social and art historians and all who are interested in Huguenot heritage”.

This first account of the history of The French Hospital and its collections takes the reader through the days of the refuge in the first La Providence, off Old Street, London, through its near-century in the green fields of Hackney, two World Wars, and its expropriation in the overcrowded post-war borough, then an interlude in rural Sussex and the move to Rochester in 1965.The personalities, achievements and the contemporary social scene are brought to life in this 292-year story.

More than a hundred new photographs featuring the museum’s collections of paintings, engravings, silver, furniture and memorabilia provide a unique visual record.

128 pp. ~ 145 illustrations

11 5/8 × 8 5/8 in. (296 × 220 mm).

Paperback edition: £18.50+ £3 postage and packaging (UK)