William Brewstersteeg


William Brewstersteeg
William Brewstersteeg 1
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William Brewster lived and worked in an area of Leiden near Pieterskerk. Today the street where he lived is called William Brewstersteeg. Brewster’s house has nearly disappeared through later enlargement, but the blank end wall can still be identified by the contrast of its bricks with those added later. His house was the last on the right. Brewster set the type here for several of the books he clandestinely published in Leiden; Edward Winslow, who had been trained as a printer in London, helped Brewster and no doubt lived in this house before his marriage. Also in this house Brewster taught English to university students.