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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, Dunkirk Naval Strategist, was born in London.
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
20th January 1265 First English Parliament summoned by non-royal command (The Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall.
Martita Hunt's Flat
This is where the quintessential Miss Haversham lived.
Location: 7 Primrose Hill Studios, Camden, NW1 8TR
Description: Martita Hunt (1889-1969) was an Argentina-born English stage and film actress, best-remembered for her role as the mad, reclusive Miss Havisham in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946).
She was also known for The Brides Dracula (1960), Anastasia (1956) and Becket (1964).
She won a Tony Award in 1949 for Broadway debut as Countess Aurelia in the English-speaking production of The Madwoman of Chaillot.
She died of bronchial asthma here.
Later Margaret Webster also lived here.