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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th February 1922 The Princess Mary, daughter of King George V was married to Viscount Lascelles in Westminster Abbey.
28th February 1918 Born today: Alfred Burke, London England, actor (Backfire)
28th February 1916 Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72
28th February 1728 Georg F Handels opera Siroe, re di Persia, premieres in London
A Monastery and a Bard
Named after a Dominican monastery and home to the great Bard.
Location: Blackfriars, EC4V
Description: In modern London, Blackfriars probably means one of a couple of things...travel links, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Great Fire of London...I'm sure there are loads more.
But, Blackfriars is actually named after a Dominican monastery that stood there until the 15th century, and, the 'great bard' Shakespeare once resided there.
Not only is the area a useful travel hub for all and sundry, but one can romanticise about days gone by and what once was.