This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 18 March 1496: Mary Tudor is born at Richmond Palace. She would become ‘queen consort of France’ due to her marriage to Louis XII.
- Tuesday – 19 March 2005: As many as 200,000 protesters march through central London on the second anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.
- Wednesday – 20 March 1974: A gunman attempts to kidnap Princess Anne by ambushing her chauffer-driven car as she returns to Buckingham Palace from a charity event on Pall Mall. Despite shooting several people, the man fails in his kidnap attempt and is arrested.
- Thursday – 21 March 1962: Driverless tube trains are demonstrated in South Ealing.
- Friday – 22 March 1954: The London Bullion Market reopens after 15 years of closure.
Random London Quote Of The Week
Four thousand people cross London bridge every day, mostly fools.