Blue Plaques spread

To honour the influence the city has had on some of history‚Äôs great minds, English Heritage and its predecessors have installed more than 900 ‘Blue Plaques’ on buildings where they once lived or worked. In this graphic, we plotted the lives of 100 of these luminaries to see if they created defining works before or after their time in London.

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