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More from Dr Dan O'Brien

The funeral of a porter.

The porters were an important but criticised part of life in London’s trading community as they distributed messages between individuals. Hear about the arrangements that porters made for the death of a member.

The funeral of Rev. William Romaine

William Romaine’s funeral drew a large but peaceful crowd. The spectacular procession to Blackfriars involved many spectators, charity recipients and marshals from the City of London.

Ostrich feathers plucked.

Francis Lydia took some ostrich feathers from undertaker John White and was convicted for his crime. How did Lydia take the feathers and what would an undertaker do with them?

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The English Baroque at Greenwich Hospital

This viewpoint guides you through some of the architectural history of the naval hospital at Greenwich