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Where you can find the London addresses that were important to famous Irish people and of people who were important to Ireland.

He inspired a royal pardon and years later, inspired Hollywood

Colonel Thomas Blood, adventurer and inspiration of films was born in Co Clare during 1618. His most impressive escapade was not just his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London but to be rewarded with a royal pardon, money and land.

He lies by the Church of St Margaret, Westminster SW1P 3JX

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PICTURE COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

 

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