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Savoy - feathers Savoy Hotel and Theatre

Plaque: Savoy - feathers

Inscription

SH
Here, John of Valois, King of France, when brought to England as a captive by the Black Prince after the Battle of Poitiers, was entertained as a prisoner of war, and died on April 8th 1364. Also in the Palace of the Savoy, Geoffrey Chaucer first great English poet came to dine many times with John of Gaunt, and here wrote many of his poems.

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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47132

Savoy Palace

Built by Peter, Count of Savoy. On the 13th June 1381, the Palace of the Sav...

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47053

Geoffrey Chaucer

Poet and administrator. Whilst living in the Aldgate, as the ‘Comptroller of ...

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47150

Edward the Black Prince

Edward, Duke of Cornwall and Prince of Wales and Aquitaine. Eldest son of Kin...

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47149

John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster

"Old John of Gaunt, time-honoured Lancaster" - first line in Shakespeare's Ri...

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47148

John II of France

Brought to England as a captive by The Black Prince after the Battle of Poiti...

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47131

Savoy Hotel

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

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Savoy - feathers

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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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45435

Savoy - eagle

SH On part of this site in 1640 was built Worcester House where lived Edward...

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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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45417

Savoy Hotel - AR-MR

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

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