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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
Author Arnold Bennett lived here
This is where Riceyman Steps author Arthur Bennett lived.
Location: 75 Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London
Description: The author Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was born in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire but moved to London, making it his permanent home after studying at the University of London.
He is one of the best known British novelists of the late 19th Century and is much cerebrated by critics of the literary area.
He lived and worked in this great house, with the immediate area helping to inspire many of Bennett's novels.