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The Blackfriars Theatre (717 words)
Blackfriars was the location of many momentous events, such as the repudiation of Catherine of Aragón by Henry VIII, and the voting of the Parliament to charge Cardinal Wolsey with treason.
In 1596, another part of the old Blackfriars was bought by James Burbage, owner of the Theatre and father of famed actor Richard Burbage, for £600 from the estate of Cawarden, late Master of Revels.
The residents of Blackfriars got an injunction against the theatre being used by an adult troupe and Burbage had to lease the playhouse to children's companies—around 1597, the Chapel Children are found in residence.
Blackfriars, Newcastle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (144 words)
Blackfriars is a restored 13th-century friary in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre, close to the city's China Town.
Blackfriars was then converted into a series of meeting rooms and almshouses for the destitute.
Blackfriars also houses an exhibition which details the history of Newcastle.
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