Saturday, 3 September 2016

#plaque366 Nell Gwynne

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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Actress, favourite of Charles II, dubbed "pretty, witty Nell" by Sameul Pepys, Nell Gwynne is believed to have been born in the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields in 1650. It should be noted that Hereford and Oxford also slug it out to be known as her birthplace.

Her life has become the stuff of gossipy legend but her natural wit (commented upon not only by Pepys but by John Dryden) brought her fame as an actress in the Restoration Comedies of the 1660s

Find her plaque at 80 Pall Mall…

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