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St Magnus the Martyr

Once built into the site of the original London Bridge, St Magnus the Martyr has had more than one St Magnus as it’s patron saint because of changing interests in history.

The Execution Dock and Blackwall Point

Following a rise of piracy from the fifteenth century, those pirates captured were hung at the Execution Dock, and then had their bodies displayed as a warning at Blackwall Point.

Blackheath

During the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, the peasants gathered on Blackheath to hear sermons from John Ball, before attacking London.

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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.