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William Blake’s angel-filled tree on Peckham Rye

Where William Blake, at the age of 8, saw a vision of a tree “filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars.”

The Christening of William Blake

The Wren church where William Blake, radical English poet, painter and engraver, was Christened on Sunday 11th December 1757.

William Blake the engraver’s apprentice

The site of the workshop of the engraver James Basire, to whom visionary artist William Blake was apprenticed, 1772-1779

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Coldbath Fields Prison

Today the site of one of London’s most notorious prisons is occupied by the Mount Pleasant office. During the years Coldbath Fields Prison operated, it had a reputation for severity. This viewpoint will take a look at the history of Coldbath and explore the stories behind the reputation.