Contents: Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales; Introduction; The Netherlandish presence in England before the coming of the stranger churches, 1480 1560; Bringing Reformed theology to England's 'rude and symple people' Jean Veron, minister and author outside the stranger church community; Discipline and integration: Jan Laski's Church Order for the London Strangers' Church; Nicolas des Gallars and the Genevan connection of the stranger churches; Acontius's plea for tolerance; Europe in Britain: Protestant strangers and the English Reformation; Protestant refugees in Elizabethan England and confessional; conflict in France and the Netherlands, 1562 c.1610; Fictitious shoemakers, agitated weavers and the limits of popular xenophobia in Elizabethan London; The Dutch in Colchester in the 16th and 17th centuries: opposition and integration; 'Mayntayninge the indigente and nedie': the institutionalisation of social responsibility in the case of the resident alien communities in Elizabethan Norwich and Colchester; Melting into the landscape: the story of the 17th century Walloons in the Fens; Insiders or outsiders? Overseas born artists at the Jacobean court; A Dutch 'stranger ...on the make': Sir Peter Lely and the critical fortunes of a foreign painter; Foreign artists and craftsmen and the introduction of the Rococo style in England; The production and patronage of David Willaume, Huguenot merchant goldsmith; Worthy of the monarch: immigrant craftsmen and the production of state beds, 1660 1714; Huguenot master weavers: exemplary Englishmen, 1700 c. 1750; Immigrants in the DNB and British cultural horizons, 1550 1750: the merchant, the traveller, the lexicographer and the apologist; Maps, spiders, and tulips: the Cole Ortelius L'Obel family and the practice of science in early modern London; The Huguenots and Medicine; 'That great and knowing virtuoso': the French background and English refuge of Henri Justel; Huguenot self fashioning: Sir Jean Chardin and the rhetoric of travel and travel writing; Jean Theophile Desaguliers: d'une integration reussie a l'Europe des savoirs; Emanuel Mendes da Costa: constructing a career in science; London's Portuguese Jewish community, 1540 1753; Embarrassing relations: myths and realities of the Ashkenazi influx, 1650 1750 and beyond; Slaves or free people? The status of Africans in England, 1550 1750; The first Turks and Moors in England; Greeks and 'Grecians' in London: the 'other' strangers; Irish Jewry in the 17th and 18th centuries; Sephardic settlement in the British colonies of the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries; Dutch merchants and colonists in the English Chesapeake: trade, migration and nationality in 17th century Maryland and Virginia; The Dutch in 17th century New York City: minority or majority?; Anglican conformity and nonconformity among the Huguenots of colonial New York; Jacob Leisler and the Huguenot network in the English Atlantic world; From ethnicity to assimilation: the Huguenots and the American immigration history paradigm; Creating order in the American wilderness: state church Germans without the state; Rewriting the Church of England: Jean Durel, foreign Protestants and the polemics of Restoration Conformity; Henry Compton, Bishop of London (1676 1714) and foreign Protestants; 'An unruly and presumptuous rabble': the reaction of the Spitalfields weaving community to the settlement of the Huguenots, 1660 90; Huguenot integration in late 17th and 18th century London:;; insights from records of the French Church and some relief agencies; Huguenot thought after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes: toleration, 'Socinianism', integration and Locke; The newspaper The Post Man and its editor, Jean Lespinasse de Fonvive; The birth of political consciousness among the Huguenot refugees and their descendants in England (c.1 685 1750); The Huguenots in Britain, the 'Protestant International' and the defeat of Louis XIV; Elites and assimilation: the question of leadership within Dublin's Corps du Refuge, 1662 1740; Conditions et preparation de l'integration: le voyage de Charles de Sailly en Irlande (1693) et le projet d'Edit d'accueil; The integration of the Huguenots into the Irish Church: the case of Peter Drelincourt; Good faith: the military and the ministry in exile, or the memoirs of Isaac Dumont de Bostaquet and Jaques Fontaine; Writing the self: Huguenot autobiography and the process of assimilation; The English reception of the Huguenots, Palatines and Salzburgers, 1680 1734: a comparative analysis; The Naturalisation Act of 1709 and the settlement of Germans in Britain, Ireland and the colonies; German immigrants and the London book trade, 1700 70; Naturalisation and economic integration: the German merchant community in 18th century London; 'A dearer country': the Frenchness of the Rev. Jean de la Flechere of Madeley, a Methodist Church of England vicar; Archbishop Thomas Secker (1693 1768), Anglican identity and relations with foreign Protestants in the mid 18th century; What's in a name?: self identifications of Huguenot refugiees in 18th century England; Index.