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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th June 1945 Born today: Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
28th June 1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London
28th June 1909 Born today: Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)
28th June 1838 The Coronation of Victoria I in Westminster Abbey.
28th June 1461 The Coronation of Edward IV in Westminster Abbey.
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.
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