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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st June 1982 Princess Diana gives birth to her first son, Prince William.

21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London

21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.go to related location

21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)

21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)

Mervyn Peake lived here



Mervyn Peake lived here

Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake lived to his death here.

Location: 1 Drayton Gardens, London, SW10 9SA

Description: Author and artist Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) lived out his life here from 1960 until his death in 1968 from Parkinson's disease.

He was educated at Eltham College, Kent from 1937, and his most popular work is the Gormenghast Trilogy, a singular gothic fantasy of tremendous proportions that is made up of the books Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone.


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Mervyn Peake lived here

Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake lived to his death here.


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