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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

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.go to related location

Goldsmith and Blackstone



Goldsmith and Blackstone

This is where neighbour Goldsmith constantly annoyed Blackstone.

Location: 2 Brick Court, Temple, London

Description: In 1765 author Oliver Goldsmith moved in here at number 2 Brick Court where he purchased the rooms for 400 and spent plenty more on the decor and furniture.

Much to the annoyance of his downstairs neighbour Sir William Blackstone, he regularly invited hoards of guests to join him in all night parties. Blackstone repeatedly complained about the constant racket from the room above.

Oliver Goldsmith lived out the remaining years of his life here and died in 1774.

Twenty years later these chambers saw resident Miss Broderick, and in expectation of a promise one evening, she paced the floor-boards waiting for her lover, Mr Eddington. When he eventually arrived - hours late - he was subjected to a grilling of such intensity that would have made any lawyer appear as a novice.

His dithering excuse was that he had been delayed by his pals down at the local. A feeble try, she thought - and shot him dead.


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Goldsmith and Blackstone

This is where neighbour Goldsmith constantly annoyed Blackstone.


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