Charles and Mary Lamb


Charles and Mary Lamb

Charles and Mary Lamb stayed here in 1825 and 1827.

Location: 17 Gentlemans Row, Enfield, EN2 6PU

Description: Charles (1775-1834) and his sister Mary, both experienced periods of insanity but Mary stabbed and killed their mother with a table knife in 1796.

At the age of 21, Charles rescued Mary from a life in prison by taking responsibility for her. They lived together for the rest of his life, leading a rich social life in London.

Prior to her illness Mary had been the chief bread-winner for her family through her industry as a needlewoman, and although recovering mostly, they never left home without a straitjacket.

Charles and Mary Lamb stayed here at Clarendon Cottage during the Summers of 1825 and 1827. Then it was Mrs Leishmann's boarding-house, dating back to the 16th century.

There's a wooden plaque here featuring a carved face of Charles Lamb and stating his incorrect birthyear as 1773.

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Charles and Mary Lamb

Charles and Mary Lamb stayed here in 1825 and 1827.

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