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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres in London

23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged

23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London

23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath



Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath

All thats left of Montague House, Princess Carolines party house

Location: Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Park, Greenwic

Description: This is where Princess Caroline, wife of the Prince Regent George IV's opulent sunken bath remains. Indeed, it's the only thing remaining of her Montague House, which she lived in between 1797 and 1814, when after she had vacated it, her husband raised it to the ground in disgust at her behaviour.

She was renowned for her parties, fun and flirting. George decided to marry his cousin a Brunswick Princess in her own right, but when she arrived in 1795 her husband-to-be was shocked and demanded a shot of brandy. He was no oil painting himself.

One of the Prince Regent's complaints was that she rarely washed, and that she changed her undergarments 'only infrequently', that personal hygiene was an alien concept, and that she ate raw onions!

Caroline died in 1821 and Napoleon died the same year. When a courtier rushed to tell George 'Sire, your greatest enemy is dead!', he replied 'No, by God! Is she?'.

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Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath

All thats left of Montague House, Princess Carolines party house


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