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London history

London is amazing, of that there is no doubt. The City of London is a treasure trove of historical events that stretch back through the aeons, to tempt and tease us with their dates. On a recent visit to London we visited Temple Church, site of so many major events in the life of the city. Whilst exploring I noted this particular memorial….those dates!

city of london history

died 27 February 1668

When I see dates like this I want to dig around and find out who Johannes Williams Esq of Minster Court was. What did he think about the Great Fire of London, that burned the city to the ground just two years before he died? Did he lose all his belongings in the fire? What was his occupation? And what was his connection to Temple Church?  By looks of things he was perhaps a foreigner….did he trade here, did he die in London or elsewhere?



October 5, 2016 - Posted by | london, places that I've been | , ,

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