Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 60 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

St John's Gate

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday11 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.
  • Tuesday12 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.
  • Wednesday13 November 1642: During the First English Civil War, the Royalist and Parliamentary armies face off against each other in the Battle of Turnham Green.
  • Thursday14 November 1973: Princess Anne marries Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey...
  • Friday15 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

    Photo by Ania Mendrek via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 11 November 2013