St Paul's Churchyard

St. Paul's Churchyard is an area immediately around St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. It included St Paul's Cross and Paternoster Row. It became one of the principal marketplaces in London. St Paul's Cross was an open-air pulpit from which many of the most important statements on the political and religious changes brought by the Reformation were made public during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Only one execution is recorded as taking place in St. Paul's Churchyard: that of Henry Garnet, one of those found guilty of the Gunpowder plot.[1]

Detail of the Rocque map of London featuring St. Paul's Churchyard

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