A note on the history of St Paul’s and political discontent…

“… in the 13th century there is evidence of growing tension between the governing class and the poorer citizens, whose only means of civic expression were the folkmoots – mass gatherings which took place in St Paul’s Churchyard. When the churchyard was enclosed in the early years of the 14th century the folkmoot ceased to meet” (The City of London, A Book Reprinted from the special number of The Times, 1928).

For enclosure read “‘elf ‘n’ safety’ or ‘tourist income’. Take your pick…

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