Person    | Male  Born 1737  Died 16/1/1794

Edward Gibbon

Categories: History

Mainly known for 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' Click on external site for an entertaining and enthusiastic introduction to the writings. It was there that we learnt that Gibbon died following an operation to cure his hydrocele, (enlarged scrotum - think melons), a condition from which Mrs Thrale's husband also suffered.

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Edward Gibbon

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Edward Gibbon

London County Council Edward Gibbon, 1737 - 1794, historian, lived in a hous...

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Edward Gibbon - SW15

Plaque unveiled by Professor David Wormersley who has written many books on G...

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Wine Office Court

The Rhymers' Club is not specifically mentioned on the plaque but Ye Olde Che...

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Wandsworth Society

Wandsworth Society

A community group with the aim of safeguarding the character, quality and integrity of the environment around Wandsworth.

Group, Community / Clubs, History

1 memorial
Chelsea Society

Chelsea Society

The Chelsea Society was founded by the Chelsea author Reginald Blunt (son of Gerald), with the aim of protecting the historical fabric of Chelsea and of influencing future environmental changes.

Group, Architecture, Community / Clubs, History

1 memorial
Peter Arnold

Peter Arnold

Tenuously connected to Benedict Arnold.  From NBC: "An amateur historian, Arnold thoroughly researched his family lineage and discovered a link to the general - although his own branch of the Arnol...

Person, History

1 memorial
Anthony Adolph

Anthony Adolph

Genealogist, writer and broadcaster.  Author of a book on Henry Jermyn.

Person, History, TV & Radio

1 memorial
John & Ruth Howard Charitable Trust

John & Ruth Howard Charitable Trust

The Trust will consider giving grants for the preservation of buildings of historic or architectural interest anywhere in England (but not Wales), with a preference for the Greater London area (not...

Group, Architecture, History, Philanthropy

1 memorial