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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th November 1906 George Bernard Shaws Doctor's Dilemma, premieres in London
20th November 1898 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies
20th November 1852 Charles Reade/Tom Taylor's Masks and Faces, premieres in London
Home of poet Robert Browning
Poet and playwright Robert Browning lived and wrote here.
Location: 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
Description: Robert Browning (May 7, 1812 December 12, 1889) was a famous English poet and playwright. He lived here after the death of his wife in 1861.
In 1868, it was here that Browning finally completed and published the long blank-verse poem The Ring and the Book, which would finally make him rich, famous and successful, and which ensured his critical reputation among the first rank of English poets.
Based on a convoluted murder case from 1690s Rome, the poem is composed of twelve volumes.
In 1878 he left to spend his final years in Italy.