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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th July 1977 Elvis Costello was arrested at The Park Lane Hilton.go to related location

26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London

26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.

26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.

26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)

26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)

26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]

26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London

26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist

26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician

Mad Jack Fuller died here



Mad Jack Fuller died here

This is where eccentric philanthropist Jack Fuller died.

Location: 36 Devonshire Place, London

Description: This is where on the afternoon of Friday, April 11, 1834, Mad Jack Fuller died at his home. He was buried under his Pyramid mausoleum in Brightling churchyard.

It was said that he was buried inside the tomb sitting at a table, complete with bottle of wine at hand and wearing a top hat. Broken glass was strewn across the floor to stop the Devil's footsteps!

Sadly both stories were proven to be untrue when it was necessary to enter the tomb to carry out restoration work many years later.

Jack Fuller (born February 20, 1757 in North Stoneham, Hampshire) was a well known builder of follies, a philanthropist, and a patron of the arts and sciences. He purchased and commissioned many paintings from his friend J.M.W. Turner.

He was also a sponsor and mentor to Michael Faraday.

A large man, living life to the full, he never married but enjoyed supporting good causes and assumed the role of local philanthropist - he paid for the first lifeboat at Eastbourne, and towards the building of the Belle Tout Lighthouse on the cliffs at nearby Beachy Head.


Bodiam Castle is an East Sussex landmark, one of the most beautiful castles in the world. But in Mad Jack's day the castle was in a terrible state, and it was on the verge of being demolished. Until Jack stepped in and saved it by buying it for 3000.




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Mad Jack Fuller died here

This is where eccentric philanthropist Jack Fuller died.


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