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VIRTUAL CHAMANIT WIZO – Harlots! Covent Garden’s Sordid History
23 February - 4:00 pm
Virtual Tour by Ian Fagelson
Ian Fagelson is a qualified tour guide for the Cities of London and Westminster. After more than 35 years as a lawyer in the City he decided on a career change and took a master’s degree in American history at University College London. Since we are unable to ‘go walking with him around London’ he has transferred these to a Zoom event and they are designed to provide a mix of fun and facts. What better way to enjoy Harlot’s – Covent Garden’s sordid history in one hour from the comfort of your armchair and a cup of tea to hand. In the early 1600s, the Earl of Bedford developed Covent Garden as upscale housing for wealthy Londoners but, after the Drury Lane theatre opened in 1663 it degenerated into a “red light” district. By the 18th century literary giants rubbed shoulders (and other parts) with the notorious “Covent Gardens ladies”. The area had a wealth of fascinating characters from poets and princes, courtesans and kings, skullduggery and espionage
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