The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

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WOW ... pictures from the Gentle Author's visit to Goldsmith's Hall in London, plus a link to the log in for your trip. They use it in films as a stand-in for Buck House, so prepare to gawp in wonder. Merchants in London lived well! This isn't the building Pepys knew, but there is a drawing of the Hall in 1692 which is probably what he knew and looks very impressive. It's where the London assaying office is located, and has been since the time of Richard II.

And meanwhile the Cambridges are hearing all about it in Jamaica today. How our world has changed.…

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