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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th November 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury dies in Kensington.

24th November 1952 Agatha Christie's Mousetrap opens in London (still running)

24th November 1628 John Ford's Lover's Melancholy, premieres in London

Shakespeare's Ireland Yard



Shakespeare's Ireland Yard

This was the house that Shakespeare's bought in 1613.

Location: Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London

Description: William Shakespeare bought the gate house here in 1613 for 140. After having lodged near the globe previously, when it burnt down, everything moved to Blackfriars.

Ben Jonson had a house here and painter Van Dyck lived here between 1632-41.

Shakespeare died 3 years after buying it, and it passed to his daughter Elizabeth who sold it in 1667.

Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London

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Shakespeare's Ireland Yard

This was the house that Shakespeare's bought in 1613.


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