The King's Arms, High East Street, Dorchester

The King's Arms, High East Street, Dorchester (II). Photograph 2002 by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]

In the opening chapters of The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) Elizabeth-Jane and her widowed mother Susan Newsome watch Michael Henchard's mayoralty dinner through the bow window of the King's Arms, Casterbridge -- the fictional version of Dorchester.


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