Covent Garden - Its Romance and History

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'Covent Garden' is a historical and topographical account of one of the most interesting spots in the metropolis.

Reginald Jacobs charts the history of the area, world-famous as the location of the Royal Opera House and Covent Garden Market, from its unassuming beginnings as the 'convent garden,' a burial-ground belonging to Westminster Abbey prior to Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries, to the early twentieth century.

Along the way, he records all manner of interesting facts about Covent Garden, covering such well-known places as St Paul's church, Bow Street, Covent Garden Theatre (now the Opera House), Drury Lane, the Garrick Club and the Market.

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Publication Date29 Jun 2007
AuthorJacobs, Reginald
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