Wed 17 Jun

From Soup to Silver: The Enduring Legacy of the Huguenots

The Duke of Buccleuch KBE – a descendant of Henri IV of France and King Charles II of England – will introduce his home Boughton House, ‘The English Versailles’, which becomes this summer the backdrop of The Montagus and the Huguenots, an exhibition celebrating the astonishing French legacy preserved there. This exhibition spotlights the treasures commissioned from Huguenot artists by his ancestor Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu, Charles II’s ambassador to Louis XIV and the first great patron of those talented migrants.

A panel, chaired by Prof. Robert Tombs, with Prof. Dan Cruikshank, Dr Tessa Murdoch and Dr Bénédicte Miyamoto will focus on the surprising impact of this French cultural legacy.

In English | Sold out

The exhibition is part of a Huguenot Summer of over 80 events nationwide celebrating the extraordinary story of French migrancy.

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