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Taking it from the beginning of what we call early modern immigration, we have the French protestant Huguenots.
They were given sanctuary by King Charles II, due to them being persecuted by various French kings, the most brutal being Ludvig the 14.
Being former silk-weavers, they brought new energy to the British industry, and raised silk to be an important fashion item in Britain. Already here you see how immigration brought new items and interests to the English people.