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Encyclopedia > The George Inn, Southwark
The George pub, Southwark
The George pub, Southwark
The pub sign depicts St George slaying a Dragon
The pub sign depicts St George slaying a Dragon
See also The George Inn (Derby).

The George, in full George Inn, (and formerly the George and Dragon) is a public house (pub) established in the medieval period on Borough High Street in Southwark, London, England. It is currently owned and leased by the National Trust. It is located on the south side of the River Thames near London Bridge. The Borough or Southwark is an area of the London Borough of Southwark situated 1. ... Image File history File links Thegeorgesouthwarksign. ... Image File history File links Thegeorgesouthwarksign. ... For alternate uses, see Saint George (disambiguation) Saint George on horseback rides alongside a wounded dragon being led by a princess, late 19th century engraving. ... The George Inn, in Iron Gate, Derby was a coaching inn used by the Duke of Devonshire as his headquarters when commanding the Derbyshire Blues, in readiness for the invasion by Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) in 1745. ... For notes on some individual UK pubs, see Notable British public houses. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... Borough High Street Borough High Street is the last section of the road from Dover to London as it approaches London Bridge. ... The Borough or Southwark is an area of the London Borough of Southwark situated 1. ... This article is about the British city. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ... The Thames (pronounced //) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... This article is a text about the Bridge in London. ...

In 1676, the George was rebuilt after a serious fire in the area. There used to be many such inns in this part of London. Probably the most famous was the Tabard where, in 1388, Chaucer began The Canterbury Tales. The Tabard was also rebuilt after the fire, but was demolished in the late 19th century. Events January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rømer Bacons Rebellion Russo-Turkish Wars commence. ... A tabard worn over armour A tabard is a short coat, either sleeveless, or with short sleeves or shoulder pieces, emblazoned on the front and back with the arms of the sovereign, and worn, as their distinctive garment, by heralds and pursuivants. ... Events Beginning of prosecution of Lollards in England The Battle of Otterburn between England and Scotland A Chinese army under Xu Da sacks Karakorum Births September 14 - Claudius Claussön Swart, Danish geographer September 29 - Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (d. ... Chaucer: Illustration from Cassells History of England, circa 1902 Chanticleer the rooster from an outdoor production of Chanticleer and the Fox at Ashby_de_la_Zouch castle Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. ... Canterbury Tales Woodcut 1484 The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Later, the Great Northern Railway used the George as a depot and pulled down two of its fronts to build warehousing. Now just the south face remains. The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company, founded by the London & York Railway Act of 1846. ...

The George became one of the many famous coaching inns in the days of Charles Dickens. Dickens in fact visited the George and referred to it in Little Dorrit. William Shakespeare was another visitor; The Globe Theatre was a short distance away. Inns are establishments where travellers can procure food, drink, and lodging. ... Charles Dickens was a prolific writer who was almost always working on a new instalment for a story and rarely missed a deadline. ... Little Dorrit is a serial novel by Charles Dickens published originally between 1855 and 1857. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

The ground floor of the inn is divided into a number of connected bars. The Old Bar used to be a waiting room for passengers on coaches. The Middle Bar was the Coffee Room, which was frequented by Charles Dickens. The bedrooms, now a restaurant, were upstairs in the galleried part of the building. Charles Dickens was a prolific writer who was almost always working on a new instalment for a story and rarely missed a deadline. ...

It is the one of the few coaching inns to survive in Central London, and is the last surviving galleried inn in London. It is next door to the White Hart and the site of The Tabard. In the United Kingdom, from approximately the mid-seventeenth century for a period of about 200 years, the Coaching Inn was a vital part of the inland transport infrastructure. ... Central London is a much-used but unofficial and vaguely defined term for the most inner part of London, the capital of the United Kingdom. ... The White Hart (hart is an old word for stag) was the personal badge of Richard II, who derived it from the arms of his mother, Joan The Fair Maid of Kent, heiress of Edmund of Woodstock. ... The Tabard Inn, Southwark, around 1850 The Tabard was established in the medieval period on Borough High Street in Southwark. ...

External links

  • George Inn information at the National Trust
  • Pubs.com information



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