SU9185 : Cliveden, duel commemoration

taken 7 years ago, near to Cookham, Windsor And Maidenhead, Great Britain

Cliveden, duel commemoration
Cliveden, duel commemoration
The date 1668 and a sword are picked out in stones to commemorate a duel that was fought on 21st January that year. It was between George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, and the husband of the Countess of Shrewsbury, with whom the Duke was having an affair. The Countess's husband lost, fatally, allowing the Duke to continue the dalliance, although his fall from social grace once it became known eventually led to his own downfall.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Country estates  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Cliveden 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9106 8516 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.4790N 0:41.2726W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9105 8516
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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