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A little Eden in the heart of the City

The story of the church of St Dunstan-in-the-East, surviving and not surviving disaster after disaster since its foundation around 1100. Expect the devil having his nose burnt, the Great Fire doing its worst, and Samuel Pepys narrowly avoiding a couple of armed rogues.

The Restless Dead at St Pancras Old Churchyard

St Pancras Old Churchyard has a turbulent past, from body snatching to an unexpected walrus. Memorials in the churchyard recall the invasion of the railway, which gave the writer Thomas Hardy one of his earliest, and most gruesome jobs.

Whittington’s Longhouse: A Medieval Public Toilet

One of the largest medieval public toilets stood on this site for over four centuries. Explore the turbulent history of Dick Whittington’s Longhouse, founded by the famous Lord Mayor of London.

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The tomb of Duke Humphrey of Gloucester

In the Abbey church of St Albans, Hertfordshire, beneath the shrine of Britain’s first martyr, Saint Alban, lays a tomb of a Prince of England – Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. But his tomb hides a story of intrigue, witchcraft, and treason…