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No. 60: ‘The Liberty of Norton Folgate’ – Madness (2009)

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  • ‘The Liberty of Norton Folgate’ – Madness (2009)

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    As local historians, students of former resident Christopher Marlowe and fans of Madness will know, the area bordering Shoreditch was once an autonomously governed ‘liberty’ controlled by St Paul’s Cathedral. The parish, its theatre, shops and pubs were sadly merged with Shoreditch in 1900, leaving Inner Temple and Middle Temple the only surviving extra-parochial enclaves in London.

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