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The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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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