This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 11 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.
- Tuesday – 12 November 1974: A 9lb salmon is caught in the Thames – the first time that such a fish had been caught in the dirty old river since 1834 – and sent to the British Museum for identification. Improvements in the water quality are hailed.
- Wednesday – 13 November 1642: During the First English Civil War, the Royalist and Parliamentary armies face off against each other in the Battle of Turnham Green.
- Thursday – 14 November 1973: Princess Anne marries Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey...
- Friday – 15 November 1977: ... and four years later gives birth to their first child, Peter Mark Andrew Phillips, at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.
Random London Quote Of The Week
London is a modern Babylon.
Benjamin Disraeli, Tancred