Southwark – Charles Dickens 2

In mediaeval times Southwark was the gateway for travellers coming into London from the south and especially Dover. In 1415, the Alderman of London stood on the steps of St George the Martyr, a church which has a prominent position on Borough High Street, to welcome Henry V on his return from Agincourt.

In the last chapter of Little Dorrit, Dickens has St George the Martyr as the setting for the wedding of Little Dorrit and Arthur Clennam.

St George the Martyr Southwark

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