Battersea Park

Battersea Park

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Battersea Park is an 200 acre (83-hectare) green space at Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth in England. It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea, and was opened in 1858. The park occupies a mix of marshland reclaimed from the Thames, and land formerly used for market gardens that served the London population.Prior to 1846 the area now covered by the park was known as Battersea fields, and was once a popular spot for duelling. On March 21, 1829, the Duke of Wellington and the Earl of Winchilsea met on Battersea fields to settle a matter of honour. When it came time to fire, the Duke deliberately aimed his duelling pistol wide and Winchilsea fired his into the air. Winchilsea later wrote the Duke a groveling apology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136607352
  • 9786136607351