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Person  Male  Died 1144

Founded St Bartholomew Hospital and Priory in 1123, including the church of St Bartholomew the Great, following a vow made while sick on a pilgrimage to Rome. Prior to that he had been a courtier to King Henry I. His tomb is in St Barts. Kipling wrote a poem about him. Londonist has covered this story in rather more detail. 

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St Bartholomew's Hospital - founding

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St Bartholomew's Hospital - Victorian extension

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