The bell of St. Peter’s

This refers to the garrison church of St. Peter ad Vincula, which was within the Tower, adjacent to Tower Green. Goodman (140) and Bradley (47) both assert that this particular bell was always tolled during processions to executions. Wilson (319) says the original church was built by Henry II in about 1185 in penance for the murder of Thomas à Becket. It was rebuilt in 1306 and again (after a fire) in 1512.

Act I