Monthly Archives: January 2017

DURHAM HOUSE

My Christopher Marlowe studies have led me to Durham House, a regular and illustrious hangout for the poet in the late 1580s and early 1590s. Durham House was a medieval palace gifted to Sir Walter Raleigh by Queen Elizabeth. It … Continue reading

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THOMAS DE QUINCEY AND ANN OF OXFORD STREET

  Two of Soho’s most legendary characters have been spotted again in the vicinity. Romantic writer Thomas De Quincey and his tragic consort – a sex-worker known to posterity as ‘Ann of Oxford Street’ – are on display in a … Continue reading

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