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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th May 2005 Big Ben breaks down due to high temperatures.go to related location

27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies

27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.

27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)

27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London

27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Pistols at Dawn



Pistols at Dawn

It was here that Colonel Montgomery died inn a duel in 1803.

Location: Primrose Hill, London

Description: It was here in 1803 that Colonel Montgomery and Captain MacNamara quarrelled and fought a duel, because their dogs quarrelled and fought in Hyde-park.

Captain Macnamara received colonel Montgomery's ball in the hip, and Colonel Montgomery received Captain MacNamara's ball in the heart.

This exchange of shots being according to the laws of duelling and projectiles, Colonel Montgomery died on the spot.

Captain MacNamara was tried at the Old Bailey, and, as a man of honour, was acquitted by a jury of men of honour.


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Pistols at Dawn

It was here that Colonel Montgomery died inn a duel in 1803.


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