More About King Billy

Sorry about the delay here – I’m finally reposting this after a week or so of prevarication (the splendid Phantom Webmaster was away and I’m a technical toddler without TPW) But now the link should work…

There’s been a huge amount of interest in the digging going on around the site of the Old St Mary’s Church, where King William stands (curiously, according to the article below, the poor guy’s even facing the wrong direction – he was apparently supposed to be looking south into the park…) and both John and Tony have sent me some clues that imply that the land is still consecrated – and that there are over three hundred bodies under there – some of whose coffins are just a few inches under the soil…

Tony sent me a link to a truly fascinating document written a few years ago by the author William Clarke, who, at the time was editor of the Friends of Greenwich Park. It’s so beautifully written that I’m not going to reinvent the wheel here – here it is for your own perusal – I highly recommend it as a utterly intriguing read. I am sure the NNM already know of its existence.


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