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The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd August 1945 Noel Coward's revue Sigh no More, premieres in London.

22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.go to related location

22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.go to related location

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an overdose of laudanum in 1862, Dante was so grief stricken he buried a grey calf-bound handwritten volume of his own unpublished poems.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