This Week In London’s History
Monday - 5th April 1821: The newly rebuilt St Paul's Church in Shadwell (a.k.a. the 'Church of Sea Captains') is consecrated.
- 6th April 1580
: An earthquake, later estimated at a Richter magnitude between 5.3 and 5.9, causes the only recorded London fatalities to be attributed to such an occurrence.
- 7th April 1779
: The Reverend James Hackman follows Martha Ray, a singer and the mistress of the 4th Earl of Sandwich, to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. When she leaves the theatre after the performance, Hackman shoots her dead, seemingly out of jealousy.
- 8th April 1908
: Edward VII appoints Herbert Asquith as Prime Minister, following the resignation of his predecessor, Henry Cambell-Bannerman, due to ill health.
- 9th April 2005
: Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony in Windsor.
Random London Quote Of The Week
Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame,
With many a foul and midnight murder fed.
Thomas Gray, The Bard
Last Updated 05 April 2010