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Mary Overie

Mary Overie


Categories: Philanthropy, Religion

Traditions vary but one is that Mary was the daughter of John Overs, a very successful Thames ferryman in the tenth century. She gave her inherited wealth to fund a convent which became St Mary Overie and then Southwark Cathedral. Call us sceptical but we have classified Mary as Fiction.

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The Legend of Mary Overie Legend suggests that before the construction of Lon...

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