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9th April 2005 Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles are married at Windsor Castle.

9th April 1978 S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens was born in Southgate,

9th April 1914 World, Flesh and the Devil, the 1st colour film, shown in London.

9th April 1906 Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskell was born in Kensington.

9th April 1838 The National Gallery opens in its new home off Trafalgar Square.go to related location

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9th April 1269 Edmund of Crouchback, son of King Henry III was married to Lady Aveline de Forz in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Elephant Tavern



The Elephant Tavern

Ancient pub location and purported Hogarth haunt.

Location: 119 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5BA

Description: This is pub survived the Great Fire and also claims a somewhat dubious association with baudy artist Hogarth. The artist is credited with once lodging under the Elephant's roof and with embellishing the walls of the tap-room with pictures in payment for a long overdue bill.

The subjects were said to have included the first study for the picture which afterwards became famous under the title of Modern Midnight Conversation, but treated in a much broader manner than is shown in the well-known print. When the building was pulled down in 1826 a heated controversy arose concerning these Hogarth pictures, which were removed from the walls and exhibited in a Pall Mall gallery. The verdict of experts was given against their being the work of the master for whom they were claimed.


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The Elephant Tavern

Ancient pub location and purported Hogarth haunt.


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