The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
Chapel of Our Lady of the Pew.
Contiguous to the chapel of St.-Stephen, on the south, was that of Our Lady of the Pew, whose image therein, being of the finest class, had many religious offices celebrated, and rich offerings made to it. Edward III. in the year , gave to John Bulwich per annum, for a daily celebration of mass before this fine statue; and Richard II. upon the destruction of Wat Tyler, repaired thither, when, after returning thanks for his great success, he made considerable offerings to the same renowned statue.
But, alas for the wretched! a casual fire, in the year , anticipating, by nearly a century, the more cruel and extensive
|devastations of Henry VIII. consumed this little wooden friend of the poor, destroying at the same time, the chapel and all its precious treasures!|