This Week In London’s History
Monday – 17th November 1880: Three women graduate from the University of London with Bachelor of Arts degrees, becoming the first British women to do so.
Tuesday – 18th November 2003: George W Bush arrives in London as part of a four-day visit to the UK. His presence is met with mass protest.
Wednesday – 19th November 1558: Queen Elizabeth I travels to Highgate on her accession to the throne. She is met by the bishops and escorted through London.
Thursday – 20th November 1992: Fire sweeps through Windsor Castle, causing £40 million worth of damage to over 100 rooms.
Friday – 1st November 1695: The great composer Henry Purcell dies at his home in Westminster. The cause of his death is unclear, with theories ranging from tuberculosis to chocolate poisoning.
Random London Quote Of The Week
Ah! my poor dear child, the truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.
Jane Austen, Emma
London’s Weather This Week
The forecasters are in disagreement this week. Sure, everyone can agree on the drizzle today, but what does the rest of the week hold? Well, according to the forecasters: cloud, clear skies, sunshine, chills, rain, wind and snow. Be prepared.
Photo taken from Vertigogen’s Flickr photostream under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 licence.
Last Updated 17 November 2008