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For centuries the sole thread across the Thames, saw both ceremonial entries into the city and rebellious challenges; the gruesome custom of displaying traitors' heads above the gatehouse, commenced with William Wallace (1305), was discontinued in 1661. Rennie's 1831 stone bridge was sold in 1969 and re‐erected in Arizona.

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