London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving

By Dalya Alberge

St Katharine Cree church delighted at return of decades-lost work, part of a monument to a famous Elizabethan

A historic church in the City of London is to be reunited with a magnificent 16th-century carving that was stolen from it decades ago.

St Katharine Cree church in Leadenhall Street is a survivor of both the Great Fire of 1666 and the second world war blitz, while the 80cm-high alabaster carving was part of a monument to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, a prominent figure in the reign of Elizabeth I, dating from the 1570s. The diplomat was the uncle of Sir Francis Throckmorton, a conspirator in the Throckmorton Plot.

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