Street performers in London in the 17th century

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When three thousand people were killed on one day on London Bridge

The Great Plague of London and how King Charles II fled the city

On the 16th October, 1834, the old Houses of Parliament were completely destroyed by a huge fire. It took several days to extinguish an inferno that engulfed ancient medieval halls, Georgian houses and most of the palace of Westminster. Westminster Hall – a vast space dating back to the Norman period – was only saved […]

Teenage Londoner whose dress caught on fire! An eighteenth century death