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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)
19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.
19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.
Lytton Strachey lived here
Writer and acclaimed biographer Lytton Strachey lived here.
Location: 51 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury
Description: This is where writer, critic and biographer Lytton Strachey, who wrote Eminent Victorians, (1918) lived here between 1909-24.
A founding member of the Bloomsbury Group, he spent the last sixteen years of his life in a mnage a trois with painter Dora Carrington and her husband Ralph Partridge.
His 1921 biography of Queen Victoria won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.