Peter the Great trashed the house of John Evelyn the diarist when he was staying in Deptford as part of his royal tour of Europe


The London mob has a deserved reputation for violence and has lynched several politicians over the centuries

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 […]