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Bernard’s Inn

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Formerly called Mackworth Inn, from Dean Mackworth, who died 1454.

“This house was, in the thirty-first year of the reign of Henry VI., a messuage belonging to Dr. John Mackworth, dean of the cathedral church of Lincoln, and at that time in the holding of one Lionel Bernard … . and it hath ever since retained the name of Bernard’s Inn.”—Harleian MSS. No. 1104.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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