This Week In London’s History
Monday - 12th January 1619: The Banqueting House at Whitehall is destroyed by fire. It would soon be rebuilt.
- 13th January 1583
: Eight people are killed when scaffold seating collapses at the Bear Garden - an arena for bear-baiting and other ‘animal sports’ at Bankside.
- 14th January 1437
: The Great Stone Gate at the south side of London Bridge collapses, taking down two bridge arches and several houses with it.
- 15th January 1867
: The ice on Regent’s Park Lake gives way while hundreds of people are skating on it. Dozens drown.
- 16th January 1599
: Poet Laureate Edmund Spenser is buried in Westminster. His coffin is borne by other poets of the time, who cast poetry and pens into the grave.
Random London Quote Of The Week
It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London.
Thomas De Quincey
London’s Weather This Week
Today’s rain will let up in the next day or so, and we should have a bit of sunshine mid-week. Make the most of it, because the rain will probably return in time for the weekend.
Photo by M@.
Last Updated 12 January 2009