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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
This is the house where poet John Keats lived.
Location: Keats Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 2RR
Description: This is Wentworth House, the Regency house where poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820, and is the setting which inspired some of Keatss most memorable poetry.
Here, Keats wrote Ode to a Nightingale, and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the girl next door.
It was from this house that he travelled to Rome, where he died of tuberculosis aged just 25.
The houses and gardens are open to the public, and there is a collection of his books, manuscripts, letters, and artwork. There are also regular literary talks and poetry readings held here.