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Saint Michael Paternoster Royal

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Published on:  2020-04-29 11:21:00

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It is a church in the City of London. The original building, which was first recorded in the 13th century, was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The church was rebuilt under the aegis of Sir Christopher Wren. However St Michael’s was severely damaged during the London Blitz in the Second World War. It was restored between 1966 and 1968. In 1423 Richard "Dick" Whittington, the fabled Lord Mayor of London, was buried within its precincts; although the tomb is now lost. After the church’s destruction in the Fire, the parish was united with that of St Martin Vintry, also destroyed but not rebuilt.

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