St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Barts is the oldest hospital in the United Kingdom that still occupies its original site.
It was founded in 1123 by Rahere, a favourite courtier of King Henry I. The Dissolution of the Monasteries did not affect the running of Barts as a hospital, but left it in a precarious position by removing its income. It was re-founded by King Henry VIII in December 1546, on the signing of an agreement granting the hospital to the City of London.
photo by MissingIdentity221
#sorry

St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Barts is the oldest hospital in the United Kingdom that still occupies its original site.

It was founded in 1123 by Rahere, a favourite courtier of King Henry I. The Dissolution of the Monasteries did not affect the running of Barts as a hospital, but left it in a precarious position by removing its income. It was re-founded by King Henry VIII in December 1546, on the signing of an agreement granting the hospital to the City of London.

photo by MissingIdentity221

#sorry