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The Ship


The Ship  was situated at 15-16 High Street. This pub opened in 1539 and closed in 1727 following a fire.
Source: Tom Baines
From October 16 to October 19, 1612, the Elector Palatine Frederic V. from Heidelberg (Germany) stayed in “The Ship” where the Master of Ceremony, Sir Lewes Lewknor, had booked him. Frederic had arrived from the Netherlands by ship at Gravesend on his way to London, to marry Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of King James I. The 16 year old German Duke was visited at the SHIP by the Earl of Carlisle (October 17, 1612) and the Duke of Lennox (October 18. 1612) to bring welcome and greetings from His Royal Highness James I. The marriage had a political purpose: to form a strong alliance against Catholic Spain – since Frederic was the leader of the Protestant Union in Europe.
William Lampert (October 2016)

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