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The History of the City of London Through Stained Glass

Thu 7th Mar 2024 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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All Hallows, Tottenham - Stained glass window. This image was taken from the Geograph project collection. See this photograph's page on the Geograph website for the photographer's contact details. The copyright on this image is owned by John Salmon and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Description of Lecture

This lecture covers almost 2000 years of London's history illustrated through its stained glass windows - these cover 19th century, 20th century and contemporary glass makers.


Lecturer: Anna Warrillow

Anna is a Blue Badge Guide offering bespoke private tours of the City of London. She graduated in Art and Italian at the University of Sussex and completed a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Art in Renaissance Decorative Art and Design. She has worked as a curator in sculpture at the V&A and lectures widely to very varied groups.

Content Added After The Lecture

Following a request from several members of the audience, Anna Warrillow has kindly sent us this list of all the window locations mentioned in her fantastic lecture.

  • King James I enters London via Aldersgate.  Church of St. Botolph’s without Aldersgate.  Michael Farrer Bell 1950s
  • Agony in the Garden.  Church of St. Botolph’s without Aldersgate.  James Pearson 1781
  • Port of London Authority Window.  All Hallows by the Tower.  Michael Farrer Bell.  20thC
  • William I St. Botolph’s without Aldersgate.  Michael Farrer Bell.  20thC
  • Dick Whittington.  Church of St. Michael Paternoster Royal.  John Hayward.  20thC
  • Cutlers Hall Window of London Bridge
  • Brian Clarke outside the Shard
  • Worshipful company of Engineers Window.  Stella Timmins.  Guildhall Art Gallery
  • Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.  Stella Timmins.  Guildhall Art Gallery
  • Windows of Geoffrey Chaucer & William Caxton.  Guildhall Crypt
  • Windows of the Blackfriars Pub.  Blackfriars.  Henry Poole [?] 19thC
  • Henry VIII conferring the letters patent.  St. Bartholemew’s Hospital
  • Houghton Window.  St. Etheldreda’s Church, Ely Place.  Charles Blakeman.  1950s
  • Christ the King window.  St. Etheldreda’s Church, Ely Place.  Edward Nuttgens.  1950s
  • Thomas Moore.  St. Lawrence Jewry.  Christopher Webb.  1959
  • Coronation of Edward VI.  Mansion House.  19thC
  • Shakespeare window.  St. Helen’s Bishopsgate.  19thC
  • Captain John Smith.  St. Sepulchre without Newgate.  Francis Skeat.  1960s
  • Monks making a stained glass window.  St. Sepulchre.  Francis Skeat 1960s
  • Virgin Mary.  St. Mary le Bow.  John Hayward.  20thC
  • Great Fire of London.  St. Mary Aldermanbury.  Lawrence Lee 1950s
  • Samuel Pepys.  Guildhall Crypt
  • Christopher Wren & his master masons.  St. Lawrence Jewry.  Christopher Webb.  1950s
  • WWII windows.  Temple Church.  Carl Edwards.  1954
  • WWII windows.  Guildhall Crypt
  • WWI & II memorial windows.  Hugh Ray Easton.  Lloyds building
  • Local businesses windows.  Christchurch Southwark.  Kenneth Gordon Bunton.  1959
  • St. Ethelburga.  St. Ethelburga’s church.  Helen Chadwick.  2002
  • Bowyers Windows.  St. Botolph without Bishopsgate.  Nicola Kantorowicz.  1997
  • Flu Pandemic Window.  Royal London Hospital medical library.  Whitechapel.  Caroline Swash & Johannes Schreiter.  1990s


Thu 7th Mar 2024
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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