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Olaf the Destroyer
St Olaf House stands on the site of an ancient church dedicated to St Olaf. It once stood at the southern end of old London Bridge – a bridge that may have been torn down by a Viking fleet: a fleet commanded by the very same Olaf…
Runestones and Tomb-raiders
St Paul’s was the heart of early London. It was the burial place of King Ethelred (‘the ill-advised’) and also of unfortunate Archbishop Ælfheah whose body was stolen from its tomb by King Cnut The graveyard was once home to the London runestone, a rare monument to a member of London’s Viking elite.
A Passage to the Lost Docklands of Anglo-Saxon London
A weird tunnel beneath Charing Cross station traces the edge of what was once London’s riverside embankment, a waterfront that witnessed the arrival of Viking raiding fleets.
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‘The Lesson’, Franta Belsky. Avebury estate, Bethnal Green
By Rosamund Lily West. The sculpture, ‘The Lesson’, by Franta Belsky, was installed on the Avebury estate in Bethnal Green in 1959 by the London County Council.