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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790)

 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription.
lived here

 
Erected 1914 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 30.455′ N, 0° 7.498′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Craven Street just south of Strand, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 Craven Street, City of Westminster, England WC2N 5NF, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herman Melville (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Tyndale (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Turkish Gun (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Cádiz Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); William Ewart Gladstone (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Monument to the Women of World War II (approx. half a kilometer away); Ho Chi Minh (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. London Years (Benjamin Franklin House). "Franklin’s first visit to England was in 1724 where he expanded his knowledge of the printing trade. The area where he took up residence, Little Britain, was a great centre for printers and booksellers,
Benjamin Franklin Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Benjamin Franklin Marker - Wide View
The marker is mounted to the exterior of the Benjamin Franklin House Museum.
and a lively hub of political and religious debate – founder of the Methodist church John Wesley regularly preached nearby....He returned to America in 1726, where he set up his own printing business, publishing one of America’s first high-circulation newspapers, the Pennsylvania Gazette..." (Submitted on November 2, 2017.) 

2. Benjamin Franklin (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 2, 2017.)
3. Benjamin Franklin in London (YouTube, Liz Covart podcast, 52 min.). (Submitted on November 2, 2017.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
<i>Franklin before the lord's council, Whitehall Chapel, London, 1774</i> image. Click for full size.
Engraving by Robert Whitechurch after a painting by Christian Schlussele, courtesy of the LOC, circa 1859
3. Franklin before the lord's council, Whitehall Chapel, London, 1774
In June 1773 Franklin obtained private letters of Thomas Hutchinson and Andrew Oliver, governor and lieutenant governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, that proved they were encouraging the Crown to crack down on Bostonians. Franklin sent them to America, where they escalated the tensions. The letters were finally leaked to the public in the Boston Gazette in mid-June 1773. causing a political firestorm in Massachusetts and raising significant questions in England. The British began to regard him as the fomenter of serious trouble. Hopes for a peaceful solution ended as he was systematically ridiculed and humiliated by Solicitor-General Alexander Wedderburn, before the Privy Council on January 29, 1774. He returned to Philadelphia in March 1775, and abandoned his accommodationist stance. - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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