The George Inn as it is today.
1/5 The pub's early incarnation as a lawless Southwark drinking den.
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2/5 The George enters literary history with the publication of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
3/5 Shakespeare's inn-yard theatres take off in Southwark's taverns, against stiff competition
4/5 The age of the stagecoach changes the face of British pubs.
5/5 The myths and the ghosts of landlords and ladies past.
By Pete Brown. A history of pubs as seen through the story of one London inn, the George