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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London

24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)

24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Site of Lord Byrons famous duel



Site of Lord Byrons famous duel

This is where Lord Byron famously killed his neighbour in a duel

Location: 100 Pall Mall, London

Description: Here on the site of 100 Pall Mall was the Star and Garter until 1905, and then the Carlton Club until 1940.

It was here that lord Byron challenged his neighbour Mr Chaworth to a duel over how many manors a mutual neighbour (Charles Sedley) owned.

They met on the staircase and a waiter escorted them to a room on the first floor where Byron fatally wounded Chaworth, with Chaworth uttering when a doctor arrived that he had not long to live, and that he forgave Lord Byron.

He died the following day, and Byron was taken to the tower for 3 months until he was tried and found not guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter, but (as a peer) he pleaded Benefit of Clergy and got clean off.

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Site of Lord Byrons famous duel

This is where Lord Byron famously killed his neighbour in a duel


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Although the picture used here is of the poet Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron), the Lord Byron who fought the duel was actually the poets granduncle, William Byron, 5th Baron Byron. It took place in 1765. (Jen)
Posted by Jen on 2009-07-07
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