Endymion Road, N4

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Endymion, is a tale of political ambition across two generations, that was written by Benjamin Disraeli and published in 1880. A rising Tory MP finds himself out of office and without a seat following a drubbing at the polls. Despite having two children, when his wife dies he commits suicide leaving them orphans. His son Endymion takes up his father’s ambitions with the help of his sister Myra and after much intrigue he eventually leads the Whigs to power. This is one of a cluster of roads named after Disraeli novels, the others are¬†Sybil Mews, Venetia Road, Tancred Road, Alroy Road, Coningsby Road, and Lothair Road. On nearby Lothair Road sits the Beaconsfield Hotel and Pub. The pub was built in 1886, a decade after Disraeli became the first Earl Of Beaconsfield. It is from here that the local roads sourced the inspiration for their names.

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