Church of St Martin within Ludgate. Photo by Neddyseagoon at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,

A map of Pocahontas in London, 1616-17

In 1616, the lady we know as Pocahontas visited London. She died around the 20th of March, 1617, at Gravesend, near London. She was on her way home. The story of her visit is partly told by the places she went and the people she met. I have put together a map of some of Continue reading

Red Lion Square by Jo Wilkinson

Red Lion Square: Cromwell, a most unusual name, reforming prostitutes, Pre-Raphaelites, and more

It’s time to take a closer look at Red Lion Square. It has more than its share of ghosts and stories. Red Lion Square with Jo Wilkinson My heritage hot spot is one of London’s garden squares. It may not have the elegance of Bedford Square or the fountains of Russell Square but it is Continue reading