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Edward, Lord Bulwer-Lytton

Who was he?

Wikipedia: Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and prolific novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune.

Why was he in Bath?

He stayed in Bath a number of times. In 1866 he was at no. 9, Royal Crescent but the following year he chose to stay at Stead's Hotel, which was then at no. 2 Great Pulteney Street. He wrote his last novel, The Parisians, whilst staying there.

Location of plaque at Connaught Mansions, Pulteney Street

Edward, Lord Bulwer-Lytton plaque

The text reads

"Here dwelt Lord Lytton b. 1803 d. 1873"

Location map of  Connaught Mansions, Pulteney Street:
Lord Lytton location map

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