East London Antiquities; Some Record of East London in the Days of Old, Its History, Legends, Folk-Lore and Topography

East London Antiquities; Some Record of East London in the Days of Old, Its History, Legends, Folk-Lore and Topography

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... England. Later, t e mansion fell into the hands of the Cavendish family, the second Earl of Devonshine dyinxg there about the year 1628. The Cavendishs would seem to have been old Bishop-sgate residents; one of them, Thomas Cavendish. Treasurer of the Exchequer to Henry VIH., buried his wife in St. Botol 's Church, whiohhenefited by a. legacy bequest ed under the terms of his will, for the repair of the building. The Earls of Devonshire held the house from 1620 to 1670, and it is fmin their town residence the present Devonshiresquare takes its name. During the Civil Wars, says Ciinningham, it was converted into a Presbyterian and:41 Ba tier, meetin-l101l1R. It was Butler, in his " udibras," w gave to the place, in its degenerate days. a. touch _of literary fa-inrz, bv comparing the Rump Porlia men thereto. The letter, he said, iesombled "No part of the notion, But Fisher's Folly congregation." As to Tassel Close, this is incidental-ly dealt with in a. note on page 95, concerning the old Artillery Ground. It was the int lane of meeting of the Honourable Artillery pony of the City of London, the old City Trllined Band, and where the Close was formerly is now, Artillery Laue, Bishopsgate-street, Without. C. P. HALE. OLD ARTILLERY GROUN 1). Why is this well-known district of Whitechcpel so-called? It is said that Cromw'ell's Iionsides were first drilled on this spot. The neighbourhood at that time was a. rural district. In an old work is the following note: ---"Tl1e lanes were deep, dirty, and uufrequented; that part now called Spitalfields Market was a. Field of Grass, with Cows feeding upon it, since the year 1670. The Old Artillery Ground where the Parliament listed their first Soldiers against the...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920597
  • 9781236920591