Bath: They Came to Bath

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Maria Anne Fitzherbert

1756-1837

When he was Prince of Wales, George IV was infatuated with Mrs Fitzherbert. She was a Roman Catholic, and had...

Henry Fielding

1707-1754

The author of Tom Jones lived for some time at Twerton, then near Bath, but now within the city’s boundaries. He was...

Sarah Fielding

1710-1768

Sarah Fielding lived for a time at Widcombe Lodge, Bath. Like her celebrated brother Henry Fielding, she wrote novels, the...

Dr William Falconer

1744-1824

In 1770 the physician to Chester Infirmary came to Bath, and took up residence at 29 the Circus; he was...

Jean Baptiste (Vicomte Du Barre)

1749-1778

In the churchyard at Bathampton, on the outskirts of Bath, there is a tombstone with an inscription that reads: ‘Here...

Charles Dickens

1812-1870

The man whose novels have probably been read by a greater number of people than any other English works of...

Thomas De Quincey

1785-1859

De Quincey spent three years of his boyhood in Bath, where he lived with his widowed mother at 6 Green...

Lady Betty Cobbe

1735-1792

Lady Betty Cobbe, who lived at 22 Marlborough Buildings, was well-known in Bath in the late eighteenth century, because she...

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