Wolf Hall Walk around the City of London 14:30 Sat 9th Jan 2016 Barbican Tube
Thomas More & Thomas Cromwell's London - The City of Wolf Hall More
14:30 Sat 9th Jan 2016 Barbican Tube
The Walk creates a portrait of London in the early 16th Century, with particular emphasis on the life and times of Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More.
More and Cromwell had much in common, both lawyers, commoners, who rose to be Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, and ended their career on the block at Tower Hill.
The walk starts with an exploration of Smithfield - site of the stake where Heretics were burnt alive and to St Bartholemew's Monastery - given to Richard Rich after his decisive role in the downfall of Thomas More. We continue to St Paul where Martin Luther's books where burnt, and later, were Puritans attacked dancing round the Maypole. We walk along the main markets streets of London, to Thomas More's birthplace, and to the site of More's and Cromwell's townhouses before finishing at the site of the Scaffold where More and Cromwell met their ends.