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The wild woman who bore the king four children

By Sue Blundell My second ‘secret family’ is directly responsible for several of Fitzrovia’s street names, and ultimately for the tag applied to the whole area in the 1940s. Community activists and property developers alike have reason to be grateful to Barbara Villiers for having unwittingly created the affectionate term ‘Fitzrovia’. FitzRoy is an Anglo-Norman […]