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A Spitalfields silk weaver: This man could earn 70p in a good week, but by this date the industry had declined and work was hard to come by. The Spitalfields silk industry begun by Huguenot refugees who left France after Revocation of Edict of Nantes (1685) by Louis XIV. From 'Cassell's Family Magazine', London 1884. Engraving.

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A Spitalfields silk weaver: This man could earn 70p in a good week, but by this date the industry had declined and work was hard to come by. The Spitalfields silk industry begun by Huguenot refugees who left France after Revocation of Edict of Nantes (1685) by Louis XIV. From 'Cassell's Family Magazine', London 1884. Engraving.