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Lincoln's Inn Fields

London. Henry Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, built an inn (mansion) here in the 14th century. The ground belonged to the Black Friars, but was granted by Edward I. to Lacy. Later, one of the bishops of Chichester, in the reign of Henry VII., granted leases here to certain students of law.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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