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Overview Model of London showing Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, from the film set of Henry V (1944)

Overview Model of London showing Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, from the film set of Henry V (1944)

“Civitas Londini” panorama of 1600 by John Norden, Southwark section. The Swan theater is visible on the left, the Beargarden, Rose and Glob...

“Civitas Londini” panorama of 1600 by John Norden, Southwark section. The Swan theater is visible on the left, the Beargarden, Rose and Glob...

Wenceslaus Hollar’s 1644 view of Bankside showing the Globe and the bear baiting house, both of which have been partially excavated. In this picture, the labels were switched by the engraver. The Globe (1599) to the left whilst the baiting arena, originally the Hope playhouse (1613), is to the right (the labels were reversed by the engraver). Both these sites have been excavated by MOLA.

Wenceslaus Hollar’s 1644 view of Bankside showing the Globe and the bear baiting house, both of which have been partially excavated. In this picture, the labels were switched by the engraver. The Globe (1599) to the left whilst the baiting arena, originally the Hope playhouse (1613), is to the right (the labels were reversed by the engraver). Both these sites have been excavated by MOLA.

FROST FAYRE   Back in the day, Frost Fayres were held on the river when the Thames froze. This fanciful model shows what the festivities were imagined to have looked like when the fayre of 1621 took place.  How did the Thames freeze? It was a combination of the water being slowed by London Bridge - which then had 19 arches which restricted the flow much more than the present bridge - and cold winters which climatologists refer to as the 'little Ice Age'.

FROST FAYRE Back in the day, Frost Fayres were held on the river when the Thames froze. This fanciful model shows what the festivities were imagined to have looked like when the fayre of 1621 took place. How did the Thames freeze? It was a combination of the water being slowed by London Bridge - which then had 19 arches which restricted the flow much more than the present bridge - and cold winters which climatologists refer to as the 'little Ice Age'.

Cheapside 1639. The church depicted top right is probably St. Peter's Church, at the NW corner of Wood Street.

Cheapside 1639. The church depicted top right is probably St. Peter's Church, at the NW corner of Wood Street.

The Glamorous And Gruesome History Of The Masquerade Ball

The Glamorous And Gruesome History Of The Masquerade Ball

Denis van Alsloot - The Triumph of Archduchess Isabella in the Ommeganck in Brussels on May 1615 (detail)

Goldsmith's Row where the Cheapside Hoard was found in 1912. These buildings were destroyed in the great London Fire of 1666, but the jewels were held in a wooden box under the cellar floor which protected them. They were found at #30-32 Cheapside on the corner of Friday St.

Goldsmith's Row where the Cheapside Hoard was found in 1912. These buildings were destroyed in the great London Fire of 1666, but the jewels were held in a wooden box under the cellar floor which protected them. They were found at #30-32 Cheapside on the corner of Friday St.

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