The bankside brothels or stewes were a celebrated feature of london life since roman times located on the south side of the river thames in the bishop of winchesters liberty of the clink they were a highly lucrative source of revenue for the church in ad 1161 a royal decree ordered that these establishments be licensed and regulated. The good bishop knew full well what he was taking on according to ej burfords latest version of his 1976 book the bishops brothels who writes the worthy and pious bishop gifford of winchester clearly knew what he was leasing. Amazoncom description product description situated on the bishop of winchesters land and a source of some profit for the church the bankside brothels attracted many and helped to make southwark the pleasure garden of londonthis book links the brothels with events and personalities familiar to every student of english history more importantly however the author delves into . Situated on the bishop of winchesters land and a source of some profit for the church the bankside brothels attracted many and helped to make southwark the pleasure garden of london
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