The French in London: From William the Conqueror to Charles de Gaulle
Ever since 1066 there has been a substantial French presence in London. It is now said to be the sixth most populous French city and this book illustrates, explains, and exposes how this came about over more than a 1000 years.
Full of individual stories and overlooked details covering a common history, from William the Conqueror to Charles de Gaulle.
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10 The great invasion of the nineteenth century
11 Allies and brothersinarms
12 A shared modernity
13 London capital of Free France
8 London a sanctuary for the politically persecuted
9 Romantic visitors
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Abbé Albert Museum André Aquitaine arrived in London artists Battle became Blue plaque British Brunel building built buried Castle Catherine of Valois Catholic century chapel Charles chef church Churchill Club Commemorative plaque Comte d’Artois court Courtauld death died Duke Edward Eleanor Eleanor of Aquitaine émigrés Empress Eugénie English Entente Cordiale Exhibition exile famous founded Française Free French Gardens Gaulle Henrietta Henry Hotel House Huguenot inspired Jean John King of England King of France King’s lived Londres Lord Louis-Philippe Madame Madame Tussaud Marie married Napoleon Napoleon III National Portrait Gallery Norman Normandy opened organised painter paintings Palace Paris Paul Cambon Prince prison Pugin Queen Victoria refugees return to France returned to London Revolution Road royal family Savoy sculptor society Soho Square St James’s St Mary’s Street W1 Tate Britain Thames theatre tomb took Tower Trafalgar Valois Victoria & Albert Waterloo Westminster Abbey wife William