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OUTLINE OF CONTENTS.
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL.
Its site-Ethelbert founds the first Cathedral-burnt-Bishop Maurice com-
mences the second building—its dimensions, &c.—comparative sizes of
RESURGAM”-ancient cemetery discovered—Wren's remuneration-
measurement and cost of the present Cathedral-stairs foot-money.
ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S THE GREAT, SMITHFIELD.
Ancient priory of St. Bartholomew founded by Rahere-his life-singular
fracas--scholastic disputations--Bartholomew fair--Court of Piepowder-
tory ”-monuments—remains of the priory.
ST. SEPULCHRE'S, SKINNER STREET.
Early history-rebuilt in 15th century-Chancellor Popham-Chantry—the
church nearly destroyed by fire of 1666-rebuilt by Wren 1670-repaired
ST. PETER'S IN THE TOWER.
Altered state of society-site of the tower—its early history referred to by
Shakspeare--memorable events—William Foxley-original church-des-
well, &c.—Captain Blood.
Chivalry-Empress Helena---origin of the Crusades-Knights Templars-
their feud with the Knights Hospitallers-Philip le Bel persecutes them-
on architectural restorations.
Seething Lane-first church of “ All Saints "--earliest record of All-Hallows',
Barking~King Edward's vision—“Our Lady" of Barking-King Richard's
Archbishop Laud-Bishop Fisher-church bells.
Views. One exterior, two interior.
Views. Two exterior, one interior.
Early history-Salter's chapel-fracas by two priests~no church for 20 years
-rebuilt by Wren-description-Lawrence Saunders- endowed lecture-
Origin of its designation-various owners of the patronage-description of the
church-late repairs-painted ceilings-monuments—Sir Andrew Riccard-
the plague of London-Whittington's palace.
Monachism-first recorded hermit-much good effected by the monks-St.
Anthony-date of the church-rebuilt 1399 and again 1513—burnt 1666—
Baptist-present building described—the spire.
Prejudiced history-Dunstan-Glastonbury Abbey-date of the church-
burnt by the great fire-rebuilt by Wren-old foundation discovered—the
ST. MARY'S, ALDERMANBURY.
Aldermanbury-early date of the church-change of patronage-rebuilt in
15th century—again in 1677 by Wren-description-Judge Jefferys.
ST. DUNSTAN'S IN THE WEST.
Fleet Street an ancient place of traffic-sports in the streets of London-Game
preserved in Westminster-early history of the church-change of patro-
ST. MICHAEL'S, CORNHILL.
Early history-advowson–Fabian, the chronicler-the church burnt in the
great fire-rebuilt by Wren—its form irregular-story in connection with
of the church.
ST. ALBAN'S, WOOD STREET.
Origin of its designation-Verulamium-date of the church-singular epi-
taph-rebuilt by Inigo Jones—destroyed by the great fire-rebuilt by
tion of the church--pulpit hour-glasses.
ST. MICHAEL'S, WOOD STREET.
Decree of Richard I. against wooden houses-advowson-body of James IV.
of Scotland-church destroyed in 1666-rebuilt by Wren 1675—description
ST. AUGUSTINE'S, WATLING STREET.
St. Augustine--policy of Gregory I.-early history of the church-Augus-
tine's order-rebuilt after the fire of 1666, by Wren-parish united to St.
ST. GILES' CRIPPLEGATE.
Churchyards-Cripple-gate-St. Giles-Queen Matilda—the church burnt 1545
-rebuilt-description of present edifice-monuments—John Fox-John
Speed—John Milton-the neighbourhood—the Fortune theatre-Moorfields.
ST. BENE'T'S, PAUL'S WHARF.
St. Benedict and his order-Diceto's survey—earliest record of the church-
Inigo Jones buried here--state of architecture in England during his time-
St. Bene’t’s burnt-rebuilt by Wren-description.