Christ's Hospital 1552

born in:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1546 - the buildings of the former Grey Friars Monastery in Newgate Street were given by Henry VIII to the City of London.

1552 - Christ’s Hospital founded in London by King Edward VI for the orphan children of poor Londoners and was given the use of the old Grey Friars buildings. First 380 children admitted in November

1553 - given Royal Charter by Edward VI, being part of a foundation which included St Thomas’s Hospital (for the sick) and Bridewell Hospital (for idle vagabonds)