Wednesday, 3 August 2016

#plaque366 Daniel Defoe

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

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Daniel Defoe is well commemorated in Stoke Newington. As well as his plaque – pictured here – there was the Daniel Defoe Pub and the Robinson Crusoe Gate remains at the local Clissold Park.

A variety of commemorations for a rich and varied life.

As a writer Defoe he is widely credited with popularizing the novel in England. His CV also boasts periods as a pamphleteer, a spy, a merchant, convict. This last he shares with one of his most famous creations Moll Flanders, who was also an inmate of Newgate Prison.

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