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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Artist John Constable lived here
The home of landscape painter John Constable.
Location: 40 Well Walk, Hampstead, London, NW3 1BX
Description: This yellow brick house wis where John Constable lived for 10 years from 1827 until his death.
On his arrival he wrote We are at length fixed in our comfortable little house in Well Walk... Our little drawing room commands a view unsurpassed in Europe.
DH Lawrence's lover Frieda left her husband here in WWI to live with Lawrence at 32 Well Walk.