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Re: Ely Place
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1567  Wednesday, 26 June 2002

From:           John Mahon <
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Date:           Tuesday, 25 Jun 2002 16:43:10 -0400
Subject: 13.1442
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.1442

HI,

This response is probably long past usefulness, and may ignore
intervening responses. In her message of May 28, Fiona Gruber says that
the church in Ely Place "still has a connection to the Ely Diocese."  In
fact, the church now in Ely Place in London is known as St. Ethelreda's
and is a Catholic church.  It dates, I believe, from medieval times when
it was part of the Bishop of Ely's London palace in Holborn--to which he
sends in "Richard III" to get the strawberries Richard has asked for
(3.4.31-34).  The church is much loved among English Catholics as
probably the only pre-reformation church structure in England now
regularly used for Catholic worship.

Regards,
John Mahon

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