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Quarrelling Artisans at Whitehall Banqueting House

The court performances of the early seventeenth century presented an image of perfect political harmony; but backstage the reality was very different.

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Crossbones Churchyard

Up to 15,000 sex workers and their kin are buried here at Crossbones Churchyard in Lambeth, unhallowed ground since sex workers were designated unrepentant sinners by the Church.