Rahere

London Corners: Rahere’s Sandals

Rahere

Hospital wards often seem to have obscure names. St Bartholomew’s  is London’s oldest hospital, and still has a Rahere Ward – but who was Rahere? Behind Smithfield is the 12th century church of St Bart’s, and in the chapel is the tomb of Rahere, a tonsured monk who entertained King Henry I as a jester. […]