Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 124 months ago
Monday Miscellanea
Bush go home

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday17th November 1880: Three women graduate from the University of London with Bachelor of Arts degrees, becoming the first British women to do so.
  • Tuesday18th 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.
  • Wednesday19th November 1558: Queen Elizabeth I travels to Highgate on her accession to the throne. She is met by the bishops and escorted through London.
  • Thursday20th November 1992: Fire sweeps through Windsor Castle, causing £40 million worth of damage to over 100 rooms.
  • Friday1st 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