THE BURNING TIME Some more from the Introduction: Setting the scene

              Of the burnings which took place in England between 1529 and 1558 by far the largest number occurred in one small area of London – the area known as (West) Smithfield. Just outside the City walls though still within its bounds, not far from Newgate prison, ten minutes’ walk from both the Guildhall and StContinue reading “THE BURNING TIME Some more from the Introduction: Setting the scene”