Whorehouses

The main whorehouses of London were traditionally in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames - close by what became the theatrical district of Shakespeare's Globe. The land belonged to the Bishop of Winchester, who regulated the brothels. The rules for the prostitutes may well have been drawn up by his assistant, the future saint, Thomas Becket. See LONDON, 'The Whorehouse'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Early in June 1937, in a chateau near Tours, the Duke of Windsor – formerly Edward VIII – married Wallis Simpson seven months after abdicating from the throne. None of his brothers attended the wedding.




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