DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1600-

(Name from)

Flower de Luce

Latest 1600+

(Name to)

10 King Street

 

Previously the "Fleur de Lis" in King Street and by 1600 the name had changed to the "Flower de Luce". Perhaps this was an anglicised pronunciation of the one and the same.

Richard Dawkes who, during the Civil War, successfully conspired with others to seize Dover castle for the Parliament. The plot to seize the castle has always been said to have been hatched at the "Flying Horse." Taking with him 10 other men as daring as himself, they, in August, 1642, formed a plan to seize the castle for the Parliament.  It may be presumed that owing to the direct violation of the "service" clause of the lease, Richard Dawkes and the "Flying Horse" parted company, although the dates I have for his departure don't line up.

 

LICENSEE LIST

DAWKES Richard 1649

 

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