Houses and shops on London Bridge

London Bridge - text from the image.

The bridge's stone structure supported houses and shops built of timber and brick.

A gate at the south end reminded Shakespeare and his fellow Londoners that Elizabethan justice could be harsh. The [heads] of executed criminals were displayed here.

Shakespeare wrote of gruesome scenes like this in Measure for Measure. [click here to read the previous page and to zoom out]

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