The scene where Gwyneth Paltrow’s character sees Joseph Fiennes for the first time was filmed at the Middle Temple.
‘Within the Temple hall we were too loud. The garden here is more convenient.’
Shakespeare set a scene from Henry VI Part 1 in the Middle Temple garden. Various nobles pluck different-coloured roses before the Earl of Warwick announces:
‘And here I prophesy: this brawl today,
Grown to this faction in the Temple garden,
Shall send between the red rose and the white,
A thousand souls to death and deadly night.’
HISTORIC LONDON: X MARKS THE SPOT. Question 22. What was the Earl of Warwick talking about in the Temple garden?
‘Riveting’ – Daily Mail
‘Fascinating’ – The Times
‘Outstanding’ – Midwest Book Review
‘Utterly absorbing’ – Macleans