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St Helen’s Bishopsgate

The oldest extant church in the City of London, St Helen’s Bishopsgate was part of a dense network of parishes aimed at serving the medieval Christian community.

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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?