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 Lud’s Bulwark.Ludgate. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lud’s Town.
 
London; so called from Lud, a mythical king of Britain. Ludgate is, by a similar tradition, said to be the gate where Lud was buried. (See LONDON.)   1
       
“And on the gates of Lud’s town set your heads.”
       
Shakespeare: Cymbeline, iv. 2.
 


 Lud’s Bulwark.Ludgate. 

 
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