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Bull and Mouth Inn - at Museum of London Edward VI and the Bull and Mouth Inn

Memorial: Bull and Mouth Inn - at Museum of London

Inscription

{On a cartouche below the bull:}
Milo the Cretonian an ox slew with his fist and ate it up at one meal. Ye gods what a glorious twist.
{Below this is a monogram:}
SI {or IS}

The bull is easy to see but the mouth, and face, are easily missed. Seems likely that 'Milo of Crete' in the inscription refers to Milo of Croton.

Site: Edward VI and the Bull and Mouth Inn (2 memorials)

EC1, London Wall, Rotunda garden at Museum of London

A gaping mouth about to chomp on a whole ox; pineapples sprouting from pipes instead of smoke - this strange terracotta sign was originally set high on the facade of the now demolished Queen's Hotel in nearby St Martins-le-Grand. It commemorated the Bull and Mouth Inn which was demolished in 1830 to make way for the Queen's Hotel which was itself demolished in 1888 and replaced by a building for the GPO. 

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Bull and Mouth Inn - at Museum of London

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47591

Bull and Mouth Inn

From British History: "Burnt in the {1666 Great} Fire and rebuilt. Rebuilt ab...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bull and Mouth Inn - at Museum of London

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50709

Edward VI at the Bull & Mouth

This bust is at the top of the memorial along with the arms of Christ's Hospi...

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