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The brutal truth of Oranges and Lemons Say the Bells of St Clement’s

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Theories abound to the meaning behind the words in the nursery rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’. You can hear the bells of the Church of St Clement, in the Borough of Westminster, but what of the altogether darker thoughts behind the rhyme.

 St Clement’s Danes RAF church

Church sign St Clement Danes
Church sign St Clement Danes

Where is the Church of St Clement’s?

The Church of Clement’s can be found near to the Royal Courts of justice, notably standing in the middle of the road with traffic passing either side. The date of the site goes back to at least the 9th century when a Danish church occupied the location. The Church of St Clement’s is thought to be named after a patron saint of Mariners St Clement’s.

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