Ye History of Ye Priory and Gate of St. John...


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Author  Benjamin Foster
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   July 3, 2012
Pages  96

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England more replete with intense interest than Clerkenwell; almost every street is teeming with associations of a bygone time. But of all the monuments that remain to us in the district, none have more often been the subject of antiquarian inquiry than the old Gate of the Priory of St. John of Jerusalem. Since the Author sresidence in it, frequent inquiries have been addressed to him for information relative to its history. He has, therefore, undertaken the present work with the view of affording, in a single volume, and at a moderate cost, such authentic particulars regarding it as he thinks will be found to be of general interest. The reader must be aware, that in a book of this kind mere compilation must be the principal groundwork. A clear and correct chronology, concisely arranged, of the most important events connected with the rise, progress, and fall of this interesting monastic establishment, will be found its greatest recommendation. Unused to the art of book-making, the Author has every thing to fear from the criticism it may be subject to; but something also to hope from the kindness wherewith some will doubtless regard it.
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