This Week In London’s History
Monday - 8th November 1674: John Milton, author of Paradise Lost, dies of gout in his house at Finsbury.
- 9th November 1911
: The Victoria Palace Theatre is opened opposite Victoria Station.
- 10th November 1862
: This first Lambeth Bridge is opened. It would soon fall into disrepair, and in 1932 it would be replaced with the structure we know today.
- 11th November 1688
: A Benedictine convent in St. John’s Square, Clerkenwell, is destroyed by an anti-Catholic mob during the revolt against King James II.
- 12th November 1974
: A 9lb salmon is caught in the Thames - the first time that such a fish has been caught in the dirty old river since 1834 - and sent to the British Museum for identification. Improvements in the water quality are hailed.
Random London Quote Of The Week
How it would amuse me to scandalise the whole of London! It's so secure, so fatuous, so conventional... so well-dressed, so up-to-date, hierarchical
Last Updated 08 November 2010