Person    | Male  Born 1632  Died 7/7/1713

Bishop Henry Compton

Bishop of London from 1675 to 1713.

Born Warwickshire. After a period in Charles II's army he chose the church and within 5 years was made a bishop and a member of the Privy Council. His strong opposition to Roman Catholicism meant he was out of favour during James II's reign although he did supervise the education of his two daughters Mary and Anne. He was one of the Immortal Seven who invited William of Orange and Mary to take the British crown, and conducted their coronation ceremony. He went on to serve Queen Anne and died at Fulham Palace.

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Bishop Henry Compton

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Bishop Compton

The book he holds has "MPM FEBM" on the back cover and "DAM MPM" on the front...

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Burgess Park

Burgess Park

Unusually, this park was created out of land which had previously been built on. It is one of the largest parks in south London, and is still unfinished. The area was developed in the 19th century ...

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Harold Ainsworth Peto

Harold Ainsworth Peto

Born in Suffolk, son of Sir Samuel.

Person, Architecture, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Alexander McKenzie

Alexander McKenzie

Landscape designer to the Metropolitan Board of Works. He wrote 'Parks, Open Spaces and Thoroughfares of London' (1869). Was the first Superintendent of Alexandra Palace Park, and was also bailiff ...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Scotland

1 memorial
John Lindley

John Lindley

Botanist and horticulturist. Born at Catton, near Norwich. He was appointed assistant secretary to the Horticultural Sociery of London in 1827, and in 1827 was Professor of Botany at University Col...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
National Gardens Scheme

National Gardens Scheme

Opens (mainly private) gardens to the public to raise money for charity. Grew out of a need to provide finances for retired district nurses.

Group, Benefactor, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial