Plaque: Suffolk House
Near this spot was Suffolk House, the home of Thomas Branden, Duke of Suffolk, who married a daughter of Henry VII. He also had royal powers to mint money here.
The plaque refers to "Thomas Branden, Duke of Suffolk". We have two problems with this: firstly "Branden" is elsewhere consistently spelt "Brandon" and, secondly, it was Thomas's nephew, Charles Brandon, who was created the first Duke of Suffolk by Henry VIII and married into the royal family. Also, it was only after the King had taken possession of the building that it was used for minting coins. We respectfully suggest that if a plaque is re-erected on the site then it should be re-researched first.
Site: Suffolk House (1 memorial)
SE1, Marshalsea Road
We photographed the plaque back in 2013 but forgot to take our "site" photo. When we revisited in 2016 the site was totally wrapped so we resorted to Google Maps History from July 2014. An extremely dull office block from c.1980s currently being replaced with a block of flats that "harmonises various facets for a vibrant, connected way of life". Wonder if they will find somewhere for a plaque?