CIVILISATIONS: The First Refugees

BBC One London 

Fashion historian Amber Butchart discovers how a group of 17th century refugees established a connection between migrants, the clothing industry and the East End of London that has persisted down the generations.

The Huguenots, French Protestants fleeing persecution from Catholic France, were skilled artists and craftsmen. They gave us the word refugee. But one of - if not the most important legacies to British society - was their brilliance as silk weavers.