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Homework from the St Paul's walk 8th June

Paul
user 90413342
London, GB
Post #: 1
Hello all those who went on the walk at St Paul's, I'm glad you enjoyed it, I did too.

Some things I didn't know and 'suggested' them as homework pieces, but for ease I've done some quick research and here are the answers to a few of the asked questions.

Regarding Founders Hall Cloth Fair:
The circles with the letters; as suspected if your a member they're probably folks who were significant to the guild and probably make sense to them, but for more info see the links below:

http://www.foundersco...­

http://www.londonreme...­

Regarding the Henry VIII statue:

http://brilliant-lond...­

Here's a good site for statues in london; including lady justice with her lack of blindfold, Henry VIII at St Barts and The Golden Boy of Pye Corner and many many others:

http://knowledgeoflon...­

As my knowledge of the Old Bailey was severely lacking, you can read all about it here:
http://www.oldbaileyo...­

That ends the answers to the questions I remember, I hope those of you interested will have a look. always and I mean always; a good website is Secret London for those who'd like to do their own personal walks, if you're interested the link is http://www.secret-lon...­

That's all for now, I hope to see everyone in a few weeks for the Temple tour.
Paul
user 90413342
London, GB
Post #: 2
How did the Great Fire of London start? http://www.museumoflo...­
Paul
user 90413342
London, GB
Post #: 3
Here is a rather interesting article I discovered recently: on a side note, had it not have been closed due to the weekend I'd have suggested we go to the Viaduct Tavern after St. Paul's, but as it was not meant to be I forgot to mention the place completely.

To that end and during my research on the old bailey so if I'm ever asked again I may know something more than what i did, this article popped up; have a look, it mentions the book this group is based on and points out that its totally wrong (at least on this one subject) which is quite interesting I thought, interesting for a book to be contradicted like this...anyway click the link if your interested to view the apparent inaccuracies of the Viaduct Tavern and the cells beneath....

http://www.peterberth...­

Alan
alancjones
London, GB
Post #: 5
That's brilliant!

I've noticed a few inaccuracies in the book so far, but that's got to be the most blatant. Somehow it makes the Viaduct 'cells' even more exciting!
Daniele N.
user 12552859
London, GB
Post #: 1
Very cool.

Also just striked me, regarding the tour. The term for Body snatching is called, "resurrectionists" or "resurrection-men.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.o...­

Not that I would trust wiki for all things :)
Paul
user 90413342
London, GB
Post #: 4
Of course! How interesting.
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