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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
The Queen's Birthplace
The former home of the Strathmore's and birthplace of the Queen.
Location: 17 Bruton Street, London
Description: The Queen was born here (as Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) on 21 April 1926 - the Queens real birthday!
She was educated by private tutors under the supervision of Marion Crawford, (died 1999) a graduate of Edinburgh University.
It was the London home of the Queen Mother's parents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore.
Tagged in this Tour: music
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