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Fountain Tavern

Fountain Tavern

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Here the political opponents of Sir Robert Walpole met, using the title of the Fountain Club. Since the Kit-Cat Club, Walpole's supporters, also met here, we have to trust that the landlord arranged for the two clubs not to clash; perhaps the Fountain Club met on Fridays and the Kit-Cat on Saturdays.

Lawrence Silverman adds: The Fountain Tavern was also where the Whig party leaders met to plot the Glorious Revolution of 1688/9 which deposed James II, enthroned William (of Orange) and Mary, made Parliament supreme and gave us the Bill of Rights.

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Fountain Tavern

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45441

Fountain Court

This way was called Fountain Court until 1883 from the Fountain Tavern which ...

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45406

Fountain Tavern

In this court in the 18th century stood the Fountain Tavern where the politic...

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