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London’s heart of stone? Excalibur? King Arthur’s sword in the stone? What is the London stone?

 The London Stone was originally situated on the south side of medieval Candlewick Street (since widened to create modern Cannon Street) opposite the west end of  St Swithins church. This was very close to the homes of Henry VIII’s financial agents Edmund Dudley and his next door neighbour Richard Epson. Both  were falsely executed as traitors in 1510 and were Henry VII’s first scapegoats for his father’s unpopular policies.

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The square marks the spot on the Agas map

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