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The evidence that I can find of the church is that there is a college for training priests called Cures college. The church is very powerful since there is Saint George's fields and Saint Thomas Hospital that are run by the church.

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Year 11 GCSE Assessment: Unit C1 - Local study The evidence that I can find of the church is that there is a college for training priests called Cures college. The church is very powerful since there is Saint George's fields and Saint Thomas Hospital that are run by the church. The actual churches name Saint Saviours. There is evidence of the existing places of entertainment, for example different types of theatres, such as the Globe, the Rose and the Swan. The Bear gardens held another form of entertainment know as bear baiting. Other evidence shows that there were pubs, for example George Inn and the Tabard Inn. Evidence of trade is that there is stairs all the way up Bankside, for example the Goat stairs and the Falcon stairs. Also there is London bridge(the only bridge over the river at the time) and a main road, used to transport goods, to be sold north of the river and to travel into London. Some of the changes that have taken place between 1600 and the present day are the open spaces that are no longer there now because of urbanisation. The Bear gardens do not exist because the sport became illegal. Winchester palace fell in to ruins during the civil war, the only remains are a rose window. ...read more.

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Source B only tells us one person's view of people in general attitudes towards bear baiting. In source C it tells us that Queen Elizabeth took a visitor to see the bear baiting which shows that she approved of it and thought it was a good sport to go and see. Source D is Pepy's private diary, this is reliable because he would probably not of lied. Pepy's said that the sport was 'very good'. There were lots of other people at the bear baiting ring. The type of people that were watching the bear baiting were seamen, shoemakers and butchers. Source E isn't very useful because it is a play and is not real life. Source F tells us that bear baiting was popular because they were putting up scaffolding, showing lots of people liked it. the most useful source is D because it tells us what other thoughts were about bear baiting. There has been a church on the site of Southwark Cathedral since 1106. The evidence that there has been from medieval times is the old font. The font looked very worn out, and it would have had round Norman arches surrounding it. it was done when the church was first built. It was on the north aisle. ...read more.

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It was used as a bakery and a pigsty. The church was a very important factor in the development of Bank side because some of the buildings that are here today wouldn't of been here if it wasn't for the church. An example of a building is the power station. The church was especially important during the medieval period, when the Bishop of Winchester had his place there. The church was a less important factor of explaining the recent changes because it is now no longer essential to go to church, it is not as popular. Also the church used to have it's own set of laws and used to very powerful. However other factors have also caused Bank side to change, for instance in Roman times it was a place of small industries, for example fishing and brewing. In Tudor times it was mainly a place of entertainment ( Bear baiting, theatres, prostitution and gambling). Another factor that has also effected Bankside is in the industrial revolution when factories and warehouses were built I open spaces. Today the church is no longer important part of most peoples lives. It is mainly a place of entertainment, but not like the entertainment in Tudor times. There is entertainment like gallery's, theatres and museums, a more sophisticated approach. Overall I think that entertainment is the most important factoring the development of Bankside because it has been the most important factor since Tudor times. Jessica white 11:2 ...read more.

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