Lunchtime talk: The Huguenots
Edict of Nantes commemorating plaque [Image By Man vyi (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]
  • Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth

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Join Dr Jameson Tucker, Lecturer in Early Modern European History 1500-1700 from Plymouth University as he discusses the history of the Huguenots from their origins in 16th century France, through the devastating French Wars of Religion, and their eventual toleration after the Edict of Nantes in 1598. 

When the Edict was revoked in 1685, tens of thousands of Huguenots fled France, and many arrived in Devon, where they established trades, families, and churches, including several in the Plymouth and Stonehouse area.

This talk will follow these communities through their slow integration into the local communities, a process that was still ongoing in the 19thcentury, and look at the Huguenot legacy in Devon, and worldwide, today.


£2 per person. Advance booking and payment are essential through the City Museum and Art Gallery's Welcome Desk. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Please make cheques payable to 'Plymouth City Council'. Please note the museum will not be able to refund any monies unless the talk is cancelled. 

Any unreserved tickets will be available on the day although the museum cannot guarantee that any will remain! All talks start at 1.10pm and last for up to 45 minutes including questions and answers. 

For the enjoyment of all attendees latecomers will not be admitted if the gallery is full or very busy. If you wish to get a particular seat please turn up in plenty of time.

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