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The French Hospital In England by Tessa Murdoch & Randolph Vigne

This book is the first account of the history of The French Hospital and its collections. The French Hospital In England takes the reader through the days of the refuge in the first French Hospital in Finsbury, London, through its near-century in the green fields of Hackney, two World Wars, and its appropriation in the overcrowded post-war borough, then an interlude in rural Sussex before the move to Rochester. The personalities, achievements and the contemporary social scene are brought to life in this remarkable book. More than a hundred high quality photographs of the hospital’s collections of paintings, engravings, silver, furniture and memorabilia are included.

The book is available in two formats:

Paperback edition: £20.00 + postage and packaging
Hardback edition: £45.00 + postage and packaging

To order your book, please contact Vanessa Weddell at or ring 01634843107.

All proceeds from the sales of the book benefit the residents of The French Hospital.

“…not just a memorial to a past endeavour but also a testament to a noble work in progress…”
Country Life

“Beautifully illustrated throughout. If you are researching your Huguenot ancestors, this book will make a brilliant addition to your library.”
Practical Family History

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