London Borough of Islington in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Whitecross Debtors Prison (1813-1870)
Mad in England
Erected by English Hedonists.
Location. 51° 31.361′ N, 0° 5.56′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Islington, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitecross Street and Dufferin Street, on the left when traveling south on Whitecross Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Islington, England EC1Y 8JJ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fortune Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); A Royal Brewery Visit (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Priss Fotheringham (about 240 meters away); Frieze from W. Bryer & Sons (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The London Wall Walk - 14 (approx. half a kilometer away); Site of First Bomb Hit (approx. half a kilometer away); City Road Turnpike (approx. half a kilometer away); The London Wall Walk – 15 (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Islington.
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1. Nell Gwyn (Wikipedia). "Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn (2 February 1650 – 14 November 1687; also spelled Gwynn, Gwynne) was a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella. She was the most famous Restoration actress and possessed a prodigious comic talent. Gwyn had two sons by King Charles: Charles Beauclerk (1670–1726); and James Beauclerk (1671–1680).... Charles was created Earl of Burford and later Duke of St. Albans." (Submitted on April 9, 2018.)
2. Whitecross Street Prison (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 10, 2018.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.