Huguenot Field Marshals of the British Army

Hear Historian T A Heathcote talk on two outstanding Huguenot field marshals in the British Army, François de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Montandre, and Sir John Ligonier.

This event is FREE to attend, but please register here.

Time: 1-2pm in the Broadgate Welcome Centre

The speaker, Dr TA Heathcote has written 12 books on military history. As a result of the Huguenots (French Protestants) leaving France, between 18,000 and 21,000 fighting men and 500 to 600 officers were lost. Many fled to Holland where they enrolled with regiments of the Dutch army and, in 1688, they accompanied William to England.

Dr Heathcote will talk about Jean Louis de Ligonier (1680-1770) who served in Marlborough's campaigns and became the first Commander-in-Chief of the British Army (which means a French Huguenot was fighting with the British Army against the French). Find out more at this one-hour talk on 15 July.

This talk is part of the Huguenot Threads Festival – a programme of walks, talks and tours exploring the history and heritage of the Huguenots of Spitalfields.