Roger Ascham

Scholar and Writer

Born Circa 1515
Died 30th December 1568

Inscription reads:
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Known as St Sepulchre Without Newgate
Built on the site of a Saxon church dedicated to St Edmund the church became known as St Edmund and the Holy Sepulchre
during the years 1103 to 1173, when it was in the care of Augustinian Canons, who were knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
Later, the name became abbreviated to "St Sepulchre".
Rebuilt and much enlarged in 1450, the walls, tower and porch survive from that period. Badly damaged in the Great Fire of 1666,
the interior was restored in 1670 and has been much altered since.
Among famous names associated with the church are
John Rogers, Vicar, first protestant martyr:
Roger Ascham, Tutor of Queen Elizabeth I:
William Harvey, discoverer of the circulation of the blood:
Captain John Smith, first governor of Virginia and
Sir Henry Wood, founder of the promenade Concerts, and whose ashes rest in what is now the Musicians' Chapel,
with its many memorials to musicians. The church also contains the Regimental Chapel of the Royal Fusiliers

St Sepulchre Without Newgate Church, Holborn Viaduct, Snow Hill, London, EC1



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