On this day in 1540, the Abbey Church of St Peter Westminster was made a Cathedral with its own See. Not long afterwards, it was incorporated into the Diocese of London, and much of its estate was sold off to pay for repairs to St Paul’s – hence the expression, “robbing Peter to pay Paul”. 277 more words
Tags » Nicholas Hawksmoor
Fellow blogger and poet Becky Kilsby recently posted a new work which immediately resonated with me.
I am often that person grabbing a quick breakfast courtesy of Pret (or less frequently Nero), catching up on the news with my iPhone, and people watching as my fellows dash to offices in the city. 483 more words
Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement’s.
You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin’s.
When will you pay me? 1,207 more words