In Defence of the City: The Gates of London and Temple Bar in the Seventeenth Century

  title={In Defence of the City: The Gates of London and Temple Bar in the Seventeenth Century},
  author={Emily Zoe Mann},
  journal={Architectural History},
  pages={75 - 99}
  • E. Mann
  • Published 2006
  • Art
  • Architectural History
In the seventeenth century London was a walled city, as it had been since the Romans fortified it around 200 AD. The gates erected by the Romans on the most important routes in and out of the city were rebuilt on their ancient foundations in the medieval period, when posterns (smaller passageways) were added in the wall and a huge ditch was dug around the outside. By the seventeenth century, there were seven principal gates in the old wall: from east to west starting from the Tower, they were… Expand
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