Fulham is an area southwest of the City of London near Hammersmith, 3.7 miles south west of Charing Cross. It lies on the north bank of the Thames, between Putney and Chelsea.
In 879 Danish invaders, sailing up the Thames, wintered at Fulham and Hammersmith. Near the former wooden Putney Bridge, built in 1729 and replaced in 1886, the earl of Essex threw a bridge of boats across the river in 1642 in order to march his army in pursuit of Charles I, who thereupon fell back on Oxford. Margravine Road recalls the existence of Brandenburg House, a riverside mansion built by Sir Nicholas Crispe in the time of Charles I, used as the headquarters of General Fairfax in 1647 during the civil wars. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulham