Benedict Arnold

Regarded by most Americans as an arch traitor, Benedict Arnold spent the latter years of his life at an address in Gloucester Place, Central London, a fact commemmorated by this plaque which I came across by complete accident. The house is less than a mile away from the US Embassy, whose website draws attention to both it and the plaque. Despite the considerable improvement in relations between Britain and the US since the War of Independence, the website makes it fairly clear that it does not endorse the sentiments on the plaque!

© Christopher Seddon 2009


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