By Debra Kelly,Martyn Cornick

This ebook examines, for the 1st time, the historical past of the social, cultural, political and financial presence of the French in London, and explores the a number of ways that this presence has contributed to the lifetime of the city.

The capital has usually supplied a spot of safe haven, from the Huguenots within the seventeenth century, throughout the interval of the French Revolution, to numerous exile groups through the nineteenth century, and directly to the loose French within the moment global War.It additionally considers the new release of French electorate who settled in post-war London, and is going directly to offer insights into the modern French presence by way of assessing the explanations and lives of French humans looking new possibilities within the past due twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It analyses the impression that the French have had traditionally, and proceed to have, on London lifestyles within the arts, gastronomy, enterprise, and schooling, show up in different areas and associations from the spiritual to the political through the tutorial, to the economic and inventive industries.

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