John Heminge

John Heminge

Birth
Droitwich Spa, Wychavon District, Worcestershire, England
Death 12 Oct 1630 (aged 73)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 9786436 · View Source
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Elizabethan actor. John Heminge was a fellow actor and friend of William Shakespeare, who in 1623 together with Henry Condell 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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Björn Haglund
  • Added: 9 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9786436
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Heminge (25 Nov 1556–12 Oct 1630), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9786436, citing St Mary Aldermanbury Churchyard, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .