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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th January 1926 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
27th January 1805 Born today: Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)
27th January 1606 Eight surviving conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot, including Fawkes, were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.
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.