Tudor London – The City of Wolf Hall

Barbican Underground station, London

Guided by Kevin

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
8 September 2024 Special 1.30 pm 3.30 pm Summer Reserve Online

Tudor London – The City of Wolf Hall
Meeting point: Barbican  Underground Station

The Walk creates a portrait of London in the early 16th-Century, with particular emphasis on the life and times of Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More during the Anne Boleyn years.

More and Cromwell had much in common. They were both lawyers, commoners, who rose to be Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII.

Both ended their careers on the block at Tower Hill.

The walk starts with an exploration of Smithfield – site of the stake where heretics were burnt alive.

And of St Bartholomew’s Monastery – given to Richard Rich after his decisive role in the downfall of Thomas More. We continue to St Paul’s, where Martin Luther’s books were burnt, and later, where Puritans preached against dancing round the Maypole.

We walk along the main markets streets of London, to Thomas More’s birthplace…

And to the site of More’s and Cromwell’s townhouses before, time permitting, finishing at the site of the Scaffold where More and Cromwell met their ends, overlooking where Anne Boleyn was incarcerated – and then executed – in the Tower of London.

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