Londina Illustrata. Graphic and Historical Memorials of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Schools, Charitable Foundations, Palaces, Halls, Courts, Processions, Places of Early Amusement, and Modern Present Theatres, in the Cities and Suburbs of London and Westminster, Volume 1

Wilkinson, Robert



THE history of these structures is so connected, that an account of their several foundations is requisite.

St. Alphage, Archbishop of Canterbury, was of very honourable parentage; and having spent his younger years in the monastery of Deerhurst, in the county of Gloucester, he afterwards became Prior of Glastonbury, which he resigned for the purpose of abiding by a life of stricter discipline at Bath, which was at that period looked upon as an extraordinary circumstance, considering the dignity of his lineage. In this retreat he was joined by other devotees, who elected him their abbot. In the year he was appointed Bishop of Winchester; and having continued in that see for the space of years, he was, in , raised to the archbishopric of Canterbury, where he conducted himself as became his sacred station till , when the Danish invaders of England, having been disappointed of a tribute they had demanded, spoiled and burnt the city and church of Canterbury, and spared only every person, both of clergy and laity. Having seized the virtuous metropolitan, they imprisoned him for the space of months, and inflicted several torments on him, in their camp near Greenwich; and being enraged on account of his inability to pay the ransom which they had demanded, they murdered him on the spot. The citizens of London purchased the body at a great price. The corpse was buried in ; but when Canute the Great sat on the English throne, years afterwards, he caused the body to be taken up and conveyed to Canterbury, where it was interred with great solemnity. Alphage was afterwards canonized, and the , the day on which he was supposed to have been martyred, appointed for his festival. On the spot where he was murdered at Greenwich, a church was consecrated, the site of the present structure; and that of which we are about to give a history and description, was erected to his memory in the city of London.

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 Title Page
 Howell's View of London
 View of the Fire of London
 City Wall
 The Conduits of Cheapside and Cornhill
 Plan of the Fire in Bishopsgate Street, Cornhill, and Leadenhall Street: November 7th, 1765
Frost Fair on the River Thames
 Part of the Strand: St. Clement's Danes
 Ancient Structure in Ship Yard: Temple Bar
 St. Paul's Cross and Cathedral: With King James I and his Court at a Sermon
 Ancient Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London
 Paul's Cross (and Preaching There)
Elsinge Spital, Sion College, and the Church of St. Alphage, London Wall
 Elsinge's Hospital; or, as it is otherwise denominated, Elsynge Spittle
 Sion College
 The Priory and Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield
 The Church of St. Bartholomew the Less: Giltspure Street, West Smithfield, in the Ward of Farringdon Without
Crosby Hall, Bishopsgate Street
The Priory and Church of St. Helen, Bishopsgate Street
 Monument of Sir Andrew Judde, Knight: In the Church of St. Helen, Bishopsgate Within
St. Michael's Church: Cornhill
The Parish Church of St. Paul, Shadwell: In the County of Middlesex
 The Parish Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill: In Cornhill Ward
Extracts from the Vestry Books of the Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill
 St. Saviour's Church
 St. Saviour's Church, Southwark
 Winchester Palace, Southwark
 Chapels at the Eastern End of the Church of St. Saviour, Southwark
 Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
 An Account of Bermondsey, its Manor, Priory, and Abbey
 Priory of the Holy Trinity: In the Ward of Aldgate
 St. Martin-le-Grand College, and St. Vedast, Foster Lane
 Guildhall Chapel
 A short Account of Lazar Houses in and near London
 Knightsbridge Chapel
 Lambe's Chapel and Alms-Houses: Monkwell Street, Cripplegate
 The late Mr. Skelton's Meeting House, Erected Near the Site of the Globe Theatre, Maid Lane, Southwark
 Zoar Street, Gravel Lane, Meeting House and School
 Oratory, Under the Antient Mansion, or Inn, of the Priors of Lewes in Sussex
 Whitehall: Plate I
 Whitehall: Plate II
 Whitehall: Plate III
 St. James's Palace
 Fawkeshall, or Copped Hall, Surrey
 Toten-Hall, Tottenham Court Road
 King John's Palace
 Clarendon House, called also Albemarle House
 Somerset House
 Suffolk House
 York House
 Durham, Salisbury, and Worcester Houses
 Sir Paul Pindar's House
 Montagu House: Great Russel Street, Bloomsbury
 The British Museum
 Bedford House, Bloomsbury Square
 Peterborough House, afterward Grosvenor House, Millbank, Westminster
 Craven House, Drury Lane
 Ancient Mansion called Monteagle House: Montague Close, Southwark
 Oldbourne Hall, Shoe Lane: In the Parish of St. Andrew, Holborn