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St. Margaret`s Church (London)

St. Margaret`s Church is one of the most important churches in London.

It is situated beside the much better known Westminster Abbey, and is often taken erroneously to be part of the abbey.

The present church, actually pretty large although small by comparison with its neighbour, was consecrated in 1523 and is the third church to be built on the site.

St. Margaret`s has been known for centuries as "the parish church of the House of Commons", and many famous politicians have been married there.

There are windows dedicated to Walter Raleigh, buried in the church; John MIlton; and William Caxton, while a 20th century window is by John Piper.

A much older window commemorates the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherne of Aragon.

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