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Counterpoints Arts

Monday 15 June 2020 - Friday 19 June 2020

All Day




Museum of London






A plan of London with all the new streets, lanes and roads to this present year by John Rocque topographer to his Majesty. John Rocque collaborated with the engravers George Virtue and John Pine to produce this map of London and the surrounding countryside, which he began surveying in 1738. The map was published in 24 sheets and remains the most accurate plan of London produced during the 18th century. Rocque was a land surveyor and cartographer born in France to a Huguenot family. They fled France for Geneva and then England.  Rocque maintained close ties with the French Protestant community in London throughout his life.

Join us for a series of bite-sized talks on the history of the Huguenots in London. Dr Tessa Murdoch, Getty Rothschild Fellow 2019, author and curator, will lead us through the varied and impressive influence of the Huguenots in London, looking at some key objects from both the Museum of London’s collection and items from The Huguenot Museum in Rochester. We will also hear from the Director of the Huguenot Museum, Dr Dinah Winch, and learn how London’s first refugees shaped the city in a way that is still felt today.