Person    | Male  Born 2/4/1812  Died 1/2/1876

John Forster

Categories: Literature

Writer and literary adviser. Born Newcastle upon Tyne. Came to London in 1828 to attend University College and to enter Inner Temple. A good friend of Charles Dickens he published his biography in 1872-4. Built Palace Gate House, W8 as a home for him and his wife, and died there.

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John Forster

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Dickens at Cobley Farm

Returned from his first trip to America Dickens spent some time here in 1842-...

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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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Charlotte Riddell

Charlotte Riddell

Born as Charlotte Eliza Lawson Cowan in Ireland.  Moved to London in 1855.  Married Joseph Hadley Riddell, a hot water engineer in 1857. They lived in St John's Lodge 1868 - 1873.  Published her fi...

Person, Literature, Ireland

1 memorial
Nordahl Grieg

Nordahl Grieg

Norwegian poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist and political activist. Our Norwegian consultant, Johanne Elster Hanson, says that "Grieg adored England and spent many periods of his life here. He...

Person, Literature, Nationalism, Poetry, Norway

1 memorial
William Roper

William Roper

Biographer. Date of birth approximate. He married Sir Thomas More’s daughter Margaret in 1521 and wrote More’s biography. He was a member of several parliaments between 1529 and 1558.

Person, Literature, Politics & Administration

2 memorials
Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley

Illustrator. Born Aubrey Vincent Beardsley at 12 Buckingham Road, Brighton. Diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of seven and described by his mother as 'like a delicate little piece of Dresden c...

Person, Art, Literature, France

1 memorial
Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold

Novelist and playwright. Born Enid Algerine Bagnold at Borstal Cottage, Rochester, Kent. She spent several years of her childhood in Jamaica, where her father, a military engineer had been posted. ...

Person, Literature, Theatre, Jamaica

1 memorial