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The Perwich School

In the 17th century, the Perwich school was one of the biggest and most renowned girls’ schools in the London area and the country. The school taught girls from middling and elite families how to be accomplished and successful wives, mothers, and women in their own right.

The Bull and Mouth Inn

The Bull and Mouth was an important coaching inn in the 17th through 19th century. This viewpoint focuses on the inn’s importance to the growth of 17th-century London Quakerism.

Bunhill Fields

Bunhill Fields was the burial ground for more than 123,000 nonconformists in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries.

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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park, Tragedy in Peckham

Recounts the story of Richard Farris, who lost his life in the Grand Surrey Canal in Peckham in 1878 while trying to save the life of a woman.