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Savoy - eagle Savoy Hotel and Theatre

Plaque: Savoy - eagle

Inscription

SH
On part of this site in 1640 was built Worcester House where lived Edward, second Marquess of Worcester. At midnight on the 3rd September, 1660, Anne Hyde daughter of the Earl of Clarendon was secretly married here to the Duke of York (afterwards James II) whose two daughters, Mary and Anne, became Queens of England.

Site: Savoy Hotel and Theatre (9 memorials)

WC2, Savoy Court

Henry III gave this site to Peter of Savoy who, in 1346, built the Savoy Palace. In 1903-10 the Savoy Hotel was built by Colcutt and Macmurdo. The magnificently Art Deco Savoy Theatre is in the western section.
The short road leading to the entrance to the Savoy Hotel is unusual in London in that the traffic drives on the right. The walls along this road display seven delightful Art Deco plaques made of wood, chrome and ceramic, each topped with "SH". We have entitled these plaques after the image each bares at the bottom. There is also one other, more mundane, brass plaque to the restoration of the theatre. There are 6 plaques on the east side of the road and 2 on the west side. Reading clockwise they are: crown, rose, flowers, feathers, eagle, CRII, theatre and AR-MR.
2011 - we've replaced two pictures (previously taken during a major restoration) to show the newly gilded Peter statue.

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Worcester House - Strand

Used to be on the Savoy Hotel and Theatre site.

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Queen Anne

Born St James's Palace. Reigned 1702 - 14. From 17 pregnancies only 5 childre...

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Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon

Born Wiltshire. His daughter, Anne married the Duke of York, who eventually b...

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Anne Hyde

Daughter of the 1st Earl of Clarendon. Born at Windsor Great Park. Midnight...

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King James II

Born in St James's Palace and ascended the throne in 1685 on the death of his...

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Savoy Hotel

Following the success of the Savoy Theatre the hotel was built next door to s...

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45434

Savoy - CRII

SH In the Savoy Palace in 1658 by order of Oliver Cromwell, the confession of...

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45439

Savoy - crown

SH Within these precincts stood the Palace of Savoy, the erection of which w...

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Savoy - feathers

SH Here, John of Valois, King of France, when brought to England as a captiv...

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45437

Savoy - flowers

SH In the Palace of the Savoy lived for many months Simon de Montfort, found...

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Savoy Hotel - AR-MR

SH On the 13th June 1381, the Palace of the Savoy was burned and destroyed b...

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