Blue plaque № 4218 in Norwich

The Strangers

In 1565 the City authorities invited Protestant refugees from the Spanish Netherlands to settle in Norwich to boost the City's textile industry. 30 households of master weavers came over from Flanders, of which 24 were Flemish and 6 were French-speaking Walloons. Soon followed by many more, they became known as the Strangers, and at their peak accounted for over a third of the City's population.
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  • Location: Pottergate
  • District Council: Norwich City Council
  • District Council Ward: Mancroft
  • County Council: Norfolk County Council
  • County Council Electoral Division: Mancroft
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Norwich South
  • Region: Eastern
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