The building currently known as The Sanctuary was once within the precincts of Westminster Abbey.

The Sanctuary takes its name from the right of sanctuary offered to anyone passing within its confines, a right founded by Edward the Confessor. This invitation was not extended to traitors, ‘infidels’, or those who committed sacrilege; nor was it extended to those of the Jewish faith. The nobler refugees resided within the walls, while the commoner sort lived in tenements forming small colonies.

Sanctuary building near Westminster Abbey in London

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