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Marlow, England

Marlowe, England, town in the county of Buckinghamshire on the River Thames, near Windsor.

Landmarks include Medmenham Abbey (c. 1200), several miles southwest of the town, home to the libertine Hellfire Club; the Sir William Borlase Boys School (1624); and Marlow Place (1720), a residence of George II before he assumed the throne. The English Royal Military College was located in Marlow from 1802 to 1812.

When the Shelleys returned from the Continent in 1817, they set up their household in Marlow, where Mary Shelley wrote most of Frankenstein.