I do not at all like that city . . . Whatever evil or malicious thing that can be found in any part of the world, you will find in that one city . . . if you do not want to dwell with evildoers, do not live in London.
Richard of Devizes (c.1150-c.1200)
2 thoughts on “London in Quotations: Richard of Devizes”
It sounds to me as if Richard should have stayed in Wiltshire!
He certainly wasn’t talking about Beetley!!
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