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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

Frankenstein author born here



Frankenstein author born here

The author of Frankenstein was born here.

Location: Polygon Road, Euston, NW1 1SS

Description: This is where Frankenstein author Mary Shelley was born. It nestles in an area between Euston and King's Cross St Pancras called Somers Town.

Today it's a council flats block called Oakshott Court, but it used to be fabulously named Polygon Square (Shelley's parents owned number 29 Polygon Square).

Mary Wollstonecraft, writer, philosopher and feminist, lived here with her husband William Godwin.

Shelley was born here on the 30th August 1797. However Wollstonecraft died at the age of thirty-eight, ten days after giving birth to her second daughter, leaving behind several unfinished manuscripts.

In later life Mary Shelley lived in Chester Square.


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Frankenstein author born here

The author of Frankenstein was born here.


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