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City churches in danger
City churches in danger
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City churches in danger
"The City churches in danger"; four City aldermen, including Sir John Key and Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter, pull on ropes attached to church steeples. In the sky is the Bishop of London.
1834
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
anon.
McLean, Thomas (1788-1875)
The Corporation proposed to demolish 13 City churches in 1834 for street widening etc. but were dissuaded by the Bishop's warning that they would have to build 13 suburban churches to replace them. The Bishop of London in 1834 was Charles Blomfield.
lithograph
paper
39cms
satire
p538708x