Michael Hicks lies as a lifesize figure under the tower; he was the secretary to Queen Elizabeth the First’s Lord Burghley.
The work of the great sculptor, John Flaxman, is enshrined in several memorials. There’s also a tablet to William Bowyer, one of the twenty printers allowed to ply their trade under Charles the First.
In the churchyard sleeps Sir John Strange, who started his career as a solicitor’s clerk carrying his master’s bag to Westminster – and finished as Master of the Rolls.
And Sir John Cotton, who went to sea aged 15 during the Napoleonic wars. He was deputy in charge of the 1200 men who were raised to guard the mouth of the Thames.
His son William was a director of the Bank of England who invented the automatic weighing machine for sovereigns (capable of 23 a minute).