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Book cover of The French Hospital in England: Its Huguenot History and Collections, with a large, three-story building. Published by John Adamson.

The French Hospital in England

Its Huguenot History and Collections

By (author) Tessa Murdoch
By (author) Randolp Vigne


  • Marking the founding bequest in 1708 of La Providence, the French Hospital for the Huguenot community in England, this book charts its history and collections
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This history marks the tercentenary of Jacques de Gastigny’s founding bequest for La Providence, the French hospital for the Huguenot community in England. Its survival and continuing existence today bears witness to the tenacity of the community of Huguenot refugees and their descendants. Chapters on the successive phases of its history are illustrated with portraits of the Directors and Officers, and the silver, furniture, engravings, heraldry and other memorabilia associated with them. The book traces the history of this institution from the building of the original hospital in the parish of St. Luke’s, Finsbury, and the granting of the Royal Charter by George I in 1718, to the construction of a new building in Victoria Park, Hackney, in the 1860s designed by Robert Roumieu, an architect of Huguenot descent. In its present location in Rochester, Kent, La Providence provides sheltered housing for elderly people of proven Huguenot descent. For more information please visit:

John Adamson
1st Sep 2013
USA & Canada
9.23 in x 12.12 in
128 Pages
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