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Wigmore Lecture: Who Were The Huguenots?
February 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Huguenots were French Protestants escaping religious persecution from the mid-1500s onwards. In the late 17th century 50,000 settled in this country and 1 in 6 people may be descended from Huguenot refugees.
In this illustrated talk Dinah Winch, Director of Medway’s Huguenot Museum, will explore where they settled, how they made a new life in England and how they were received. Dinah will focus on Kent where most of the Huguenots first arrived; she will also bring along objects from The Huguenot Museum.
This talk takes place at Wigmore Library, 208 Fairview Avenue, Wigmore, Gillingham ME8 OPX at 8 pm.
Tickets can be booked at any Medway library or by calling 01634 337799. This talk can form part of the Wigmore Lectures season ticket deal.