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Wentworth Place (now Keats House) was home to the Romantic Poet John Keats from December 1818 – September 1820. Listen to discover more about the history of the house and Keats’s time spent living there.
On 1st October 1815, John Keats enrolled at Guy’s Hospital to undertake his medical training. Though he did well at Guy’s, Keats eventually gave up his studies to become a poet. Listen to find out more about Keats’s time spent training in the medical profession, including details about some of his more grisly duties.
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Former site of Blackfriars Monastery
The Dominican monks, colloquially called the Blackfriars because of their black habits, had an impressive monastery after which this area of London is named. After intense involvement in Henry VIII’s love life, they were dissolved along with all of England’s other orders.