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The Clink Prison
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“The Clink” Prison that gave its name to all others!

1144-1780


1144 - The Clink and Winchester Palace established
1161 - The Ordinance of the Stewes
1348 - Black Death
1376 - Bishop William de Wykeham extends the palace west.
1381 - Peasants Revolt; palace burned and all Clink prisoners sprung.
1450 - Jack Cade’s Rebellion; all Clink prisoners sprung.
1455 - Wars of the Roses start.
1509 - Henry VIII becomes King.
1553 - Mary Tudor becomes queen.
1555 - John Rogers, one of many heretics imprisoned in the Clink.
1559 - Elizabeth I coronation.
1584 - First Puritans arrested and put in The Clink.
1586 - Babington Plot; Father Weston arrested.
1588 - The Spanish Armada.
1603 - James 1 becomes first Stuart king of England.
1605 - Gunpowder Plot.
1620 - Pilgrim Fathers sail for America.
1625 - Charles I crowned.
1626 - Lancelot Andrews, the last bishop of Winchester to live in the palace, dies.
1642 - English Civil War starts.
1649 - Execution of Charles I.
1660 - Restoration of monarchy with Charles II.
1665 - Great Plague.
1666 - Great Fire of London.
1714 - George I of the House of Hanover becomes king - first of the ‘Georgians’.
1745 - Jacobite Rebellion. The Clink prisoners are moved to a rented house on Park Street.
1780 - Gordon Riots - The end of The Clink


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