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Stow, John and his ‘Survay of London’

Above: Part of the title page of Stow’s book. John Stow, English historian and tailor, (1525–1605) was an interesting man and he lived at an interesting time in the history of England. He lived in the Aldgate (eastern) end of … Continue reading

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Harben, Henry and his Dictionary of London

Above: Part of the title page of ‘A Dictionary of London’. Henry Harben is a famous name for those who study the history of London. Every week hundreds of people contact the Guildhall Library, in the City of London, with a … Continue reading

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Golden, Grace

Above: Looking west above Bankside (probably while standing on Southwark Bridge). Drawn by Grace Golden in 1927. Detailed Description of the Image The scene in the drawing needs further explanation. Although we are now used to strolling along Bankside – … Continue reading

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Lee Boo, Prince

Above: A plaque inside the church of St Mary, Rotherhithe. This is a story about far-away islands and how remote it must have felt to be sailing around the world in the 18th century. It also concerns the East India … Continue reading

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Thomas a Becket

Above: A replica pilgrim’s badge being sold today at the Canterbury Cathedral souvenir shop. Thomas a Becket (1118-70), English statesman, archbishop and martyr, is one of the most interesting characters from the 12th century London. The day he was slain … Continue reading

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