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The Crown Court, Southwark is one of three Crown Court buildings in London SE1, along with Inner London Crown Court and Blackfriars Crown Court. Blackfriars Court hosted the appeal for annulment for divorce between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon in 1529 in which the ambassador of the Pope, Clement VI, heard the case. The ambassador, Cardinal Campeggio, stalled by moving the case to Rome later that year hoping for a withdrawal of Henry's annulment.
Opened in 1983, the brick building is located on the south bank of the River Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to Hay's Galleria. It contains 15 courtrooms, making it the fourth largest court centre in the country, and is a designated serious fraud centre.
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