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The First Refugees

Documentary in which fashion historian Amber Butchart unravels the story of the Huguenot silk weavers of Spitalfields.

Fashion historian Amber Butchart unravels the story of 'the first refugees'. The Huguenot silk weavers of Spitalfields made a perilous journey to Britain over 300 years ago and left a legacy of industry, great riches and artistic masterpieces.

This is one of history's most important stories of migration.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 May 2018 19:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Amber Butchart
Executive Producer Dippy Chaudhary
Producer Pete Brandon
Director Louis Bamber
Production Company Button Down Ltd


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