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20th March 1968 Arsenal footballer Paul Merson was born in Harlesden, North London.

20th March 1920 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1 months)

20th March 1906 George B Shaws Captain Brassbound's Conversion, premieres in London

20th March 1727 Issac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, died in London aged 84.go to related location

20th March 1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

Rossetti's Grave Digging

Rossetti's Grave Digging

This is where Dante Gabriel Rossetti opened his wifes coffin.

Location: Highgate Cemetery, London

Description: This is the site of Rossetti's grave and that of his dead wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) Siddall.

When Lizzie died from an overdose of laudanum in 1862, Dante was so grief stricken he buried a grey calf-bound handwritten volume of his own unpublished poems.

Seven years later he returned here in the dead of night to retrieve the book which had been partially eaten by a worm to publish them with new poems before he joined Lizzie here in this plot.

The story goes that Lizzies infamous long red hair (see Millais' painting Ophelia) had continued to grow and was after 7 years dead in great condition.

Tagged in this Tour: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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Rossetti's Grave Digging

This is where Dante Gabriel Rossetti opened his wifes coffin.

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