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17/10/2014

Blue Plaque for Daniel O'Connell

blue plaque  containing text "Daniel O'Connell The Liberator 1775-1847 Irish leader and champion of civil rights lived here in 1833

The 19th-century Irish political leader, Daniel O'Connell, has been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque at his former home in London. O'Connell successfully campaigned for Catholic and civil rights - including the right of Catholics to sit in the British Parliament, achieved in 1829 - and his opposition to slavery was crucial to its abolition in 1833 within British jurisdictions

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Blue Plaque for Raymond Chandler 07/10/2014 Blue Plaque for Raymond Chandler Raymond Chandler, author of 'The Big Sleep' and 'The Long Goodbye', has been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque on his childhood home in London. Read full story

Blue Plaque for Sir Fabian Ware 25/09/2014 Blue Plaque for Sir Fabian Ware Sir Fabian Ware, the man who ensured fallen First World War soldiers were honoured with a dignified final resting place, has beeen commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque on his former London home. Read full story

Blue Plaque for Nobel Prize-Winning Biologist 14/07/2014 Blue Plaque for Nobel Prize-Winning Biologist Sir Peter Medawar, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist responsible for crucial advances in organ transplantation, has been honoured with an English Heritage Blue Plaque at his former home in Hampstead, London. Read full story

Blue Plaque for First World War Head Nurse 25/06/2014 Blue Plaque for First World War Head Nurse Dame Maud McCarthy, the most senior nurse on the Western Front during the First World War, has been honoured with a blue plaque at her former home in Chelsea, London. Read full story

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