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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate
This is where the old Aldgate used to be, watched by Chaucer.
Location: 2 Aldgate High Street, London
Description: This is where the old Aldgate Gate stood, one of the gates of walled London City. Geoffrey Chaucer, author of the Canterbury Tales, lived above the city gate of Aldgate from 1374 before he mysteriously disappeared (a mystery unsolved to this day). Chaucher He paid no rent for his dwelling, which was obtained as result of his post as Controller of Customs.
Tagged in this Tour: Interesting EC WC