The Cockpit

Today’s small revelation comes courtesy of A.L.Rowse (pages 59-60). In the description of Whitehall, in the reign of Charles II, I find that:

… there were chapels and costs, the Queen’s apartments and the Duke of York’s and, no less important, Lady Castlemaine’s at the Cockpit — for that was her abode: on the site of the garden of 10 Downing Street.

For all sorts of innuendos and implications, that seems very appropriate.

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