The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Henry Condell

Henry Condell

Birth
Norfolk, England
Death 29 Dec 1627 (aged 58–59)
Fulham, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London, England
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 9786427 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Elizabethan actor. Henry Condell was a fellow actor and friend of William Shakespeare, who in 1623 together with John Heminge published the world famous First Folio, seven years after William's death. It was the first time that all of Shakespeare's works were accurately published. Earlier cheap Quarto prints had been made of some plays, which were simple bootleg editions, often badly copied from the prompt-books or from memory. This monument to Shakespeare, Condell and Heminge is in the ruins of the church of St Mary Aldermanbury at the junction of Aldermanbury and Love Lane, near Cripplegate and the Barbican in the City of London. It is also the burial ground of the brutal Judge Jeffreys of the Bloody Assizes and the place where John Milton, the poet, was married. The church was rebuilt by the celebrated architect Sir Christoper Wren after the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was destroyed a second time, during the Blitz of London in 1940, in the second World War. Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri then bought and re-erected the remains of the building as a memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. An original copy of the First Folio is displayed in the British Library, next to St Pancras train station. There you can also see Beowulf, the Magna Carta, the Lindisfarne Gospel, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and many more marvellous and historically important books.

Bio by: Björn Haglund


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Henry Condell?

Current rating:

23 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Björn Haglund
  • Added: 9 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9786427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Condell (1568–29 Dec 1627), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9786427, citing St Mary Aldermanbury Churchyard, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .