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ITony III. sunitrons a parliament consisting entirely of Jews ; 374 ;-D
his object in so doing, and the Jews' great disappointment; 375.-The
king quarrels with his barons, and retires to the Tower of London; 373;
--bloody conduct of the barons on that occasion ; ibid.-Battle at
Lewes, and defeat and capture of llenry and his family by the victo-
rious barons ; 376.— Particulars of the reign of Edward I. and his treat-
ment of his Jewish subjects; 377.—The Jews clip and adulterate the
current coin of the kingdom ; 378;-dreadful massacre of them in con-
sequence; ibid.-Edward banishes the great body of that people from
England ; 379.
Ethelburga, St. the history of the parish church of; 428.
Exchange Royal, see Royal Erchange.
Exchange Alley, description of it; 120.
Excise Office, description of that building ; 445.—Power and duty of the
commissioners of excise, with the prouuce of that branch of the reve.
nue in 1805; ibid.
Exports and imports, account of; 13.
Farriers, company of, their origin and incorporation; 450,
Flanders, account of its trade with England ; 13.
J'arringdon ward within, its origin, extent, and government; 97.
without, its boundaries, situation, and number of pre-
Fish, low price of, in the reign of Edward I. 286.-Observations on the
trauds practised in the fish trade; 287;--and the acts of parliament in
counteract them; 289.
Fisher, John, bishop of Rochester, A. D. 1535, brief memoirs of him,
and of his upright conduct and consequent condemnation; 253 ;-
attecting letter written by him, while in continement, to the secretary
of state, praying for the common necessaries of life; ibid.
Flax, the great emolument derivable from it; 4, 1.
Fletchers, (or Arrow-makers), account of that ancient company; 457.
France, account of its trade with England; 13.
Frederick, prince of Wales, (father of his present majesty), anecdote of
him; 213, 11.
Fellowship Porters' Ilall, use of this building, and number of companies
into which the porters are divided, with their particular occupations ;
297. -- Remarkable custoin in use among the poriers; ibid,
Gayer, sir John, ford mayor of London in 1643, remarkable interposition
of Divine providence in his favour; 177.
George, Saint, history of; 300 ;--description of the tortures he suffered
for his faith, and the miracles he performed ; 301;---iis martyrdom,
and the great respect paid to his remains; 302.
-, Botolph-lane, history of, and description of its principal monu-
Germany, account of its trade with England ; 13.
Globe Fire-office, nature and principles of its establishment; 119.
Glovers, company of, their incorporation; 458.
Gondamar, count, (ambassador trom Spain to James 1.) his great magni-
licence; 380;-situation of his mansion in London; 387.
Goodman's Fields, their origin; 188.
Grand Junction canal, history of its navigation, with the number and
names of the towns it communicates withi; 78.
Gresham College, history of that building and its princely owner ; 437 ;-
sir Thomas builds the Royal Exchange (which see), and converts his
own mansion into a seat for the Muses ; ibid.--Extract from his will.
establishing the same : 439.—List of the professors of Gresham college
from its foundation ; 441.-Other particulars respecting it ; 444.
Griffydd ap Rhys, brief memoirs of that illustrious person ; 333, n.
Guernsey and Jersey, number of ships employed in the trade of those
islands, their aggregate annount, and the value of their imports and ex-
poris ; 15.
Guinea, coast of, its trade with Great Britain ; 14,
Guild, account of an ancient one, dedicated to “ Our Lady de Sale
Regina,” and of the curious certificate presented to Edward III. se-
specting it; 309.
Helen, St. church of, description of that ancient structure; 419.—Brief
history of the saint to whom it is dedicated; 420.-- Account of the prin-
cipal monuments, and their curious inscriptions ; 421.–Singular con-
struction of the tomb and cofiin of Mr. Barcroft, a person notorious and
execrable for his usury, &c. &c.; 427.
llenry VIII. anecdote of him, and the important remunerations he made
to a lady for presenting him wita some fine puddings! 172... Another,
illustrative of the protection he attorded to Hans Holbein ; 176, 1.-
Particulars of several of the illustrious persoirs put to death by this
tyrant ; 233.
Hilí, sir Rowland, lord mayor of London, A.D. 1550, his great charac-
ter, and description of the pillar erected by him, in Nawkestone park,
Hog-lane, origin of its name, and comparison between its former and pre-
sent state ; 386.
Holland, account of its trade with Great Britain; 14.
Hotham, captain John, (governor of Hull in the reign of Charles I.)
anecdote of him; 220.
Houses, and lands, comparison between their former and present value:
5.-Guthrie's estimate of the number of houses in London; 81.
lloundsdiich, origin of the name; 389.
linperial Fire-office, its liberal and firm establishment; 141.
Imports and exports of England, stateinent of; 13 ;-and their amount; 15.
India, East, description of its trade with Great Britain; 14.
India House, see East India House.
Inhabitants of London, their opulence and honorable character; 54,55,
Inland navigation, the advantages attending it; 71.-Projected plan of
the citizens of London to make two canals near the metropolis ; 75;-
their liberal and disinterested conduct on that occasion ; 70;--submit
their plan to parliament, which is violently opposed and rejected ; ibid.
--- After much trouble, assiduity, and expence, the city completes a
towing-path on the banks of the Thames from Putney to Staines; ibid.
- Various other plans of the above nature for the improvement and
aggrandisement of the metropolis, and estimates of the probable ex-
pence of carrying them into effect; 77.-History of the Grand Junc-
tion and Paddington canals, with the number and naines of the towns
and places with which they communicate; 78.-History of the Basing-
stoke canal; 79 ;--and of that at Croydon; 80;--nature of the different
clays, loams, &c. which form the bed of the latter; 81.--Particular
advantages attending the formation of canals; 85.
Ireland, number of ships employed in its trade in 1798, their aggregate
tonnage, and the value of their imports and exports; 15.-Singular
exemption of the Irish from the plague, in the 14th century, when it
cut oti' the English residents in that country; 192, n.
Iron ore, the great profit to be derived from it; 4, n.
Italy, account of its trade with England; 13.
Ironmongers' Hall, description of that edifice; 317.--Account of the
principal benefactors to this company whose portraits adorn the inte-
rior ; 3:18.- Particulars of the incorporation and government of the
conpany; 351.--Statement of its revenue and expenditure ; 352.
James's church, St. Duke's place,description of that edifice; 305 ;-verses
written to the memory of sir Edward Barkham, who was buried there;
Jeffries, lord chancellor of England (the cruel instrument of despotism
under James II.) insult offered to him in his adversity ; 259.
Jewel-office, Tower, description of the imperial crown and all the em-
blems of royalty ; 233.
Jews, history of them from their introduction into England to the present
time; 305.-Anecdote of William Rufus and the Jews; 365, 366, n.-
Instance of the arrogance of one of that body, and the direful conse-
quence of it; 367.-Inconsiderate conduct of this people, and the per-
secution resulting from it; 368.-Anecdote of a Jew and a Christian;
369, n.-Bloody conduct of the citizens of London towards the Jews in
the beginning of the reign of Richard I.; 370.– Dreadful tragedy acted
by that persecuted people at York, when assailed by the populace;
311;—they are plundered by Richard on his return from the crusades;
372; but are protected in the commencement of the reign of king John;
ibid.-he withdraws his protection, and puts them to great torture for
the discovery of their riches; ibid.-dreadful instance of the sufferings
of a Jew on that account; ibid. n.--Henry III. summons a parliament
consisting entirely of Jews; 374 ;-the purpose for which he convened
them, and their great disappointment; 375.-Great slaugliter of the
Jews in 1262, and slight pretext for such bloody and inhuman conduct;
ibid -Gross insult offered by a Jew to the Christian religion ; 376 ;-his
punishment; 377.—Observations on the sufferings of this people in
England; ibid. --The Jews, in the reign of Edward I. compelled to
wear a badge; ibid. --They clip and adulterate the current coin of the
kingdom: 378;-bloody massacre of them in consequence; ibid.-In
1290, Edward seizes on the estates of the Jews, and banislies the great
body of that people from England; 379. - They are again introduced
into the kingdom in the reign of Charles I. and suffered to remain un-
molested to the present time; ibid.-Description of the Jews' syna-
gogue in Bevis Marks; 380 ;-Form of prayer made use of by that
people for the king and royal family; ibid.- Description of the syna-
gogue in Duke's place; 381.- Some account of the Jewish marriage
Kings of England, description of their figures in the Horse Armoury in the
Tower, their real armour, apparel, accoutrements, &c. &c.; 240.
King's Head Tavern (Fenchurch-street), origin of the annual meeting there
of certain people to eat pork and pease; 346.
Merchant, origin of that title ; 100, n.
Weigh-house, its laudable institution and object; 326.
Kinsale, lord, origin of the honor derived by him from his ancestors, of
wearing his liat in the presence of the king; 245.
Knighten Guild, its origin and singular institution; 196.
Langbourn ward, particulars of its situation and government; 90.
Leadenhall market, description thereof; 146,
street, distressing circumstances attending the fire in that street
in 1782; 135, D.-affecting inscription engraved on the monument of
those who lost their lives on that melancholy occasion; 136.--Origin
of the name, and description of the hall; 141 ;-memorial concerning
this fabric, shewing the ancient and accustomed uses to which it was
Lime-street ward, its origin, situation, and government; 89.
Lloyd's Coffee house, account of, and the important nature of its busi-
Lombard-street, history of the merchants who formerly inhabited and
gave name to it; 452.
London, its trade, commerce, and manufactures; 3 ;-great advantages
derived therefrom; 4; --and weekly sum produced by the customs;
‘ibid. ;-is the centre of the East India and Greenland trade, and also
of the Italian silk trade; 5.---Account of the government of the metro-
polis, its magistracy, police, &c. ; 17 ;-resemblance between the legis-
lative goverument of the empire and the civil goverument of the city;
ibid. - List of the aldermen who have served the office of lord mayor,
from the year 1283 to the present time, inclusive; 20 to 32 ;- enume.
ration of their patriotic and virtuous actions, and the various charitable
and religious institutions found i and endowed by them; ibid.—De
scription of the city officers, and the nature of their different employ-
ments; 33 to 42.-The city representatives in parliament at certain
times take precedence of all the other members; 42.-Peculiar privi-
leges enjoyed solely by the metropolis in the presentation of petitions
to parliament; ibid. --Description of the court of Husting, and the
court of Cominon Council ; 43.--Description of all the other courts
held in and about London, the nature and extent of their jurisdiction,
&c.; 44 to 54.-Humane character of the citizens of London ; 54,-
Description of the different classes of inhabitants in the metropolis; 55;
honorable character of its merchants and traders; ibid ;-instance of
their opulence; 56.—Comparison between London and other metropo-
litan cities, to the advantage of the former; 57.-Great improvement
in London since the year 1748 ; 57, 58.-Account of its ecclesiastical
government; 58;-number of churches in and about London and
Westminster; 59.-Privileges and jurisdiction of the city of London
over the navigation and fisheries of the rivers Thames and Medway;
06.-London bridge asserted to be a disgrace to the city and an impe-
diment to the river navigation, and its water-works an incumbrance;
72 to 74.Projected plan for the making of two canals near the metro-
polis; 75;-disinterested and generous conduct of the citizens on the
occasion; 76;--the proposition made to parliament, but violently op-
posed and rejected; ibid.-Various other plans of a similar nature for
the improvement and aggrandizement of the metropolis ; 77.-Guth-
rie's estimate of the number of dwelling-houses in London, and of the
annual consumption of provisions; 81.- History of the topography of
the metropolis; 87;—the number and names of its wards, with their
origin, situation, extent, and government; 87 to 99.-Exclamation of
marshal La Condamine, on viewing the pavement of the metropolis; 99.
---The merchants of London, in the year 1531, transact their com-
Inercial affairs in the open air, exposed to all the inclemencies of the
weather; 100 ;-to remedy the inconvenience, sir Richard Gresham,
(styled the King's Merchant) addresses the king and his government
on the subject, praying assistance to erect a bourse or exchange, but
without effect; 103.-Sir Thomas Gresham (son of the preceding) pro-
posed to the corporation of London, to build an exchange at his own
expence, provided they give him a space of ground on which to erect
it; 103.-Number of houses cleared away for the purpose, and the
expence attending the same; ibid.—The foundation laid, and the
building completed in 1567 ; 104 ;-plan of the structure, and the visit
paid to it by queen Elizabeth, who names it the Royal Exchange ;
ibid. Expence of its erection, profits arising therefrom, with their dis-
posal and settlement by the will of the founder; 105.- Destruction of
the building in the great fire of London, and re-edification by sir
Christopher Wren; 106;-expence thereof, and particulars of its
erection; ibid.-Charles Il. visits the building, in the beginning of the
year 1667, and is magnificently entertained on the spot; ibid. ;-and
again in the latter end of the same year; 107.-Description of the
building, and its curious clock; 109.-Enumeration and names of the
statues which adorn tlie Exchange; 110;-sketch of the building, and
of the walks appropriated to the transaction of business with the differ-
ent nations of the universe; 111.–Singular punishments formerly in-
flicted by the citizens of London on adulteresses, procuresses, Scolds,
and other offenders; 121, 122.-Dreadful ravages of the plague in the
metropolis in the beginning of the fourteenth century ; 191, n.-
History of the Tower of London, the various purposes to which it is
applied, and an account of some of the great and illustrious personages ·
who ended their lives in it, with a description of the different instru-
ments of war contained therein, the jewels of the crown, royal mena-
gerie, &c. &c.; 224 to 260.-History of the Custom-house, its sales,
commerce, and government; 261 to 265.-List of aldermen who have
filled the civic chair from the years 1735 to 1806, inclusive, and the
price of bread during their mayoralties; 269.-Low price of fish in the.
metropolis in the reign of Edward I.; 286;-acts of the legislature
against the forestallers and regraters of this article; 289.-History of
London Bridge from its original construction to the present time; 31l;
with an accurate description of its water-works; 317.-Description
of the Monument, erected to commemorate the great fire of London
in 1600; 320;-translation of the different Latin inscriptions engraved
thereon; 321;-explanation of the figures which decorate its bar;
323.-Account of the bloody conduct of the citizens of London towards
the Jews in the commencement of the reign of Richard ; 370;—their
subsequent inhuman and brutal conduct to that persecuted people in
the reign of king John, obliges that monarch to threaten the mayor and
magistrates of the city; 373.-Great massacre of the Jews in London in
the year 1262; 375.
London Assurance company, nature and extent of its establishment; 125,
-- Bridge, strictures on its erection, and great expence attending
its repair ; 72, 73.-Sum of money laid out on the last alteration of it;
ibid. n.-asserted to be a nuisance, and an impediment to the river
wavigation, and its water-works an incumbrance ; 74.-Scheme for
taking down the whole structure, and for supplying the city with water
from other sources; ibid.-11istory of this bridge, from its original con-
struction to the present tiine; 311 to 317.-Accurate description of its
- water-works; 317.
-- Lyckpeny, an ancient ballad, its singular form and ludicrous
-Tavern, account of it; 417.
Workhouse, history of that structure, its government and sup-