Sir Richard Wallace - Le Millionaire Anglais De Paris - The English Millionaire - and The Hertford British Hospital

Sir Richard Wallace - Le Millionaire Anglais De Paris - The English Millionaire - and The Hertford British Hospital

By: Peter Howard (author), Simone Veil (contributor), Sir Peter Westmacott (preface_author)Paperback

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"Bilingual Parallel text in English and French -- Texte bilingue fran ais et anglais en parall le." Sir Richard Wallace, who was most probably the illegitimate son of the 4th Marquess of Hertford, inherited a vast fortune including the Ch teau de Bagatelle and the world's finest collection of 18th Century Art, now the Wallace Collection in London. During the siege of Paris in 1870, he used this fortune to aid the citizens of the city and donated the Wallace Fountains, which are today an integral part of its charm. However his role as a benefactor did not stop there. He founded the Hertford British Hospital for his compatriots, so often without resource in a foreign country. The saga of the Hertford British Hospital is the history of the British community, of royal patronage and the evolution of healthcare, during the turbulent period of Paris from 1876 to the present day. Sir Richard Wallace, qui tait sans doute le fils ill gitime du 4e marquis of Hertford h rita d'une fortune consid rable, comprenant notamment le Ch teau de Bagatelle et d'une splendide collection d'oeuvres d'art du 18e si cle, devenue La Wallace Collection Londres. Pendant le terrible Si ge de Paris en 1870, il mit sa fortune au service des affam s et il dota Paris de ces fontaines portant son nom: les fontaines Wallace, qui sont maintenant parties int grantes du charme parisien. En effet son r le de bienfaiteur ne s'arr ta pas l . Il fit construire un h pital pour ses concitoyens en d tresse et sans soutien en France: The Hertford British Hospital.Cette v ritable saga du Hertford British Hospital est le condens de ce qui fut le patronage royal, la vie de la communaut britannique Paris et l'importante volution de la sant de 1876 nos jours. Peter Howard was educated at Ampleforth and in Paris, where he spent the major part of his career in the management of British Companies.He has been a trustee of the Hertford British Hospital since 1970, and was chairman of the Management Committee from 1976 to 1979. Peter Howard a t un l ve d'Ampleforth, en Angleterre, et a poursuivi ses tudes Paris, o il a pass la majeure partie de sa carri re comme administrateur de soci t s britanniques. Il est Trustee du Hertford British Hospital depuis 1970 et a t pr sident de son Comit de Direction de 1976 to 1979. Les fruits de la vente du livre seront revers s l'oeuvre caritative Hertford British Hospital. All the proceeds of the sale of this book will be contributed to the Hertford British Hospital.

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  • ISBN13: 9781845300654
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 494
  • ID: 9781845300654
  • weight: 687
  • ISBN10: 1845300653
  • language of text: French

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