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Savoy Palace

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British History Online informs that a house was "built by ... Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, in 1245; but in the thirtieth year of Henry III. it was granted by the king to Peter, Count of Savoy ... " after whom it was then named.

King John II of France was a guest here when he died in April 1364.

On the 13th June 1381, the Palace of the Savoy was burned and destroyed by rebels under the leadership of Wat Tyler. The palace was not restored but modified to serve as a prison. In the early 1500s, funded from Henry VII's will, the Savoy was rebuilt as a hostel and hospital for the poor. But it was used more as barracks and a prison. Most of it was swept away for the construction of Waterloo Bridge and the Embankment.

Our picture shows the Savoy in about 1760. It's difficult to determine quite when it ceased to exist but the Picture source website tells the story.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Savoy Palace

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Savoy - CRII

SH In the Savoy Palace in 1658 by order of Oliver Cromwell, the confession of...

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Savoy - crown

SH Within these precincts stood the Palace of Savoy, the erection of which w...

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Savoy - feathers

SH Here, John of Valois, King of France, when brought to England as a captiv...

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Savoy Hotel - AR-MR

SH On the 13th June 1381, the Palace of the Savoy was burned and destroyed b...

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Sir Arthur Mackmurdo

Sir Arthur Mackmurdo

Architect and designer. Born Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo.  In 1874, he travelled to Italy with John Ruskin to study the architecture. He later opened his own architectural practice in London, and in 1...

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1 memorial
Newcastle House

Newcastle House

From the Picture Source website: In 1790, James Farrer bought the southern half of the fine building which we now occupy at 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields. This was originally the home of Lord Powys, whic...

Building, Architecture

1 memorial
Lieutenant Hugh Cecil Benson

Lieutenant Hugh Cecil Benson

Hugh Cecil Benson was born on 3 July 1883 in London at 16, Young Street, Kensington Square, the elder son of Cecil Foster Benson (1857-1934) and Constance Mary Benson née O'Neill.(1860-1935). His b...

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War dead, WW1
1 memorial
Edward Welby Pugin

Edward Welby Pugin

Architect.  Born Ramsgate, son of Augustus Welby.  Designed Catholic churches in the neo-Gothic style.  Surviving works in London: St Monica's and English Martyrs in Prescot Street E1.  Died at  ho...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Alfred Head

Alfred Head

Born Holloway. Islington artist and Borough Architect for Islington in 1974. the Riviera Reporter contains an interview with Alfred Head.

Person, Architecture, Art

1 memorial