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It is believed that Blackfriars EC4 is the birth place of Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of King Henry VIII. She was married four times. Katherine Parr is the Queen of England with the most husbands.
Blackfriars is a central London locality that is situated in the southwest corner of the central business district (CBD) of London. At present, the area is the site of Blackfriars Station, forming the northern bridgehead for Blackfriars Railway Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.
The ancient sections of Blackfriars have been frequently used as a location in television and film, mostly for contemporary programs and films set in the Victorian era, particularly David Copperfield and Sherlock Holmes.
Blackfriars EC4 area was formed in the 13th century when a Dominican Friars priory was established here. In the 14th century, the area was known as Blackfriars after the Freres (French for brothers) that lived here and wore black capes.
The Black Friar pub was built in 1875 on the site of the former priory. This Grade II listed building is part of the National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.