Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 157 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

The Tyburn Tree

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday29th November 1330: Roger Mortimer, the de facto ruler of England for the previous few years, is hanged at the Tyburn gallows in west London.
  • Tuesday30th November 1936: The magnificent iron and glass Crystal Palace in southeast London is destroyed by fire.
  • Wednesday1st December 1919: In Westminster, Nancy Astor becomes the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons.
  • Thursday2nd December 1697: The first service is held in Sir Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral, some eleven years before the building is officially completed.
  • Friday - 3rd December 1952: Mel Smith is born in Chiswick. He would become a popular comedian in the 80s.

Random London Quote Of The Week

Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

Samuel Johnson

Picture by mrdamcgowan via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 29 November 2010