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Articles tagged : refugee
Date
1500–1750
Region
Europe
Huguenot silk weavers in Spitalfields

Silk designers of Spitalfields  Huguenot refugees sat at the centre of the London silk industry. Most of the Huguenots in Britain involved in the silk trades had been merch ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
Europe
The plight of the Huguenots: Thomas Papillon's Advertisement

Huguenot refugees: The revocation of the Edict of Nantes  Thomas Papillon’s Advertisement (reproduced above) and King William the III's Declaration (as seen below) relate to th ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
Europe
Palatines in exile: German refugees on Britain's fringes

Protestant refugees from Europe: Huguenots and Palatines  The mass exodus of French Protestant refugees (also known as 'Huguenots') who fled from religious persecution in France afte ...

Date
1500–1750
Region
Africa
African freedom in Tudor England: Dr Hector Nunes’ petition

Hector Nunes' petition The main source above gives examples of two related migrant groups: Portuguese conversos or Marranos (Jews, ostensibly converted to Christianity) and Africans.  ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Europe
Blood libels, castration and Christian fears: opposition to Jewish citizenship

The return of Jewish people to Britain  Jewish people had been banned from British soil since their expulsion in 1290 up until their formal readmission under Oliver Cromwell in the 1 ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Polish soldiers and refugees in World War II Britain

Invasion of Poland and population displacement  At the end of World War I, the 1919 Treaty of Versailles had taken land from Germany to give to Poland in a new settlement for Polish ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Jewish immigration and the Aliens Act

From east to west: Jewish expulsion from 'The Pale' Savage anti-Jewish riots or pogroms sanctioned by the states of Eastern Europe, combined with widespread economic and political di ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Jewish refuge and the Nazi regime

The rise of Adolf Hitler and European Jewish persecution  The National Socialist German Workers’ Party (otherwise known as the Nazi Party) came into power in Germany in 1933 af ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Serbian child refugees in the First World War

The First World War: Serbian children in flight  The plight of the Serbian people was desperate following the military defeat of their country in the early stages of the First World ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Africa
On the picket line: Jayaben Desai from East Africa to Grunwick

Migration from South Asia to East Africa Jayaben Desai was born in April 1933 in Gujarat, a province in India. Upon her marriage to Tanzania-based Suryakant Desai, she migrated to Tanzani ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
'Go Home': responses to migration in Britain today

Go home or face arrest The 2013 ‘Go Home’ van advertising campaign (pictured above) took place in a period of increasing political and public attention to ‘illegal ...