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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Charles Bravo Murder



Charles Bravo Murder

Here in 1876 Charles Bravo was poisoned and died.

Location: The Priory, 225 Bedford Hill, Balham, London., SW12 9HU

Description: On April 21st, 1876, a British lawyer, Charles Bravo, a newly-wed with many enemies, died from antimony poisoning.

The case was never solved, but his wife Florence was one of the main suspects. And there were plenty of suspects.

It was a much celebrated and unsolved case spawning lots of tabloid speculation and books in the age of the Ripper.


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Charles Bravo Murder

Here in 1876 Charles Bravo was poisoned and died.


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The Priory is now divided into upscale condominiums for sale. (Cindy)
Posted by Cindy on 2007-06-13
Charles Bravo accidentally killed himself - he meant to take Epsom Salts but took antimony instead by mistake. (Philip Gelding)
Posted by Philip Gelding on 2006-11-03
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