A couple of weeks ago I warned you to Be Prepared
wherein you were informed that Percy was Coming. Well, this Percy was called Harry Hotspur; and here he is !!!
The Hotspur pub stands on Percy Street in Newcastle upon Tyne. Percy Street is named after Lord Percy, the first Earl of Northumberland. Percy's son Henry (born 1366), was known as Harry Hotspur because of the many battles he fought against the Scots in the North-East of England and the Scottish Borders. The name "Hotspur" means "fiery and tempestuous". Hotspur was killed in 1403 by an arrow through the forehead at the battle of Shrewsbury.
The building was named The Hotspur when first licensed in 1872; it was a nine-bedroomed hotel until 1914 and has been a public house ever since.
104mm equivalent, 1/200th sec. @ f5.6, ISO 80
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