Monday, April 4, 2011

The secrets of London's Square Mile

The secrets of London's Square Mile

The sign for Bleeding Heart Yard in London
David Long's Hidden City: the Secret Alleys, Courts and Yards of London's Square
 Mile explores the forgotten history of London's historic commercial hub.
This is Bleeding Heart Yard, supposedly named after "an old and gruesome tale"
involving Lady Hatton, second wife of Sir William. The story goes that after breaking
a pact she had made with the devil, Lady Hatton's body was found torn limb from limb
in the yard, her heart still beating. Years later, the yard was used by Charles Dickens
in Little Dorrit as the home of his Mr Plornish.
Picture: Roberto Herrett / Alamy
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The sign for Bleeding Heart Yard in LondonThe old-fashioned urinal in Star YardArtillery Passage, once used as a artillery yard by the Tower Ordnance and the Guild of St GeorgeThe Golden Boy of Pye Corner in Cock Lane

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