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Richard Savage

 
 
Richard Savage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
1. Richard Savage Marker
Inscription.

Richard Savage
Fourth Earl Rivers

Governor of
The Tower of London

1660-1712

lived here


 
Location. 51° 30.049′ N, 0° 7.812′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Old Queen Street just west of Storey's Gate, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Old Queen Street, City of Westminster, England SW1P 3AT, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Beaverbrook Foundation (here, next to this marker); Charles Townley (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lord Fisher (about 150 meters away); William Smith (about 150 meters away); Royal Wedding 2011 (about 150 meters away); Lord Palmerston (about 180 meters away); Bali Bombings Memorial (about 180 meters away); Lord Haldane (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers (Wikipedia). "Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers PC (ca. 1654 – 18 August 1712) was the second son of Thomas, 3rd Earl and his first wife Elizabeth Scrope. After the death about 1680 of his elder brother Thomas, styled Viscount Colchester, he was designated by that title until he succeeded to the peerage....Early
Richard Savage Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
2. Richard Savage Marker - wide view
Two blue plaques are visible here. The one for Richard Savage is on the left.
in life Richard Savage acquired notoriety by his dare-devilry and dissipation, and he was, too, one of the most conspicuous rakes in the society of the period. After becoming Lord Colchester on his brother's death he entered Parliament as member for Wigan in 1681 and procured a commission in the Horseguards under Sarsfield in 1686. He was the first nobleman and one of the first persons who joined the Prince of Orange on his landing in England, and he accompanied William to London...." (Submitted on August 4, 2018.) 
 
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Categories. Politics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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