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The Gatehouse, Middle Temple

The Gatehouse, Middle Temple

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 100

Length: 23.3

Width: 17.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The Gatehouse replaced by Wren's structure was erected by Sir Amias Paulet, who, before Wolsey came to be a great man, had put the future Cardinal in the stocks. Fourteen years later the Cardinal revenged himself by imprisoning Sir Amias in the Gatehouse of the Middle Temple, which he also made him rebuild. It is probably the circumstance which led to the name of 'Wolsey's Palace,' given to the other gate of the Temple."

Letterpress by Alfred Marks from 'Photographs of Old London'.

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