Londoners rioted during the building of Somerset House because of the cost and behaviour of Lord Protector Somerset


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

You can’t miss Trafalgar Square – in the very heart of London’s west end. But it’s a relatively new addition to the city and the area was once very different – quite seedy in fact. So here are a few things you may not know about Trafalgar Square: Royal stablesĀ – the northern part of what […]

Sir Roger L’Estrange hated journalists. He’d been a royalist all his life (born in 1616) and fought with King Charles I during the English Civil War. When the king lost and Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, L’Estrange was sentenced to death as a spy and conspirator and thrown into Newgate prison. Not enjoying […]

The Knights Templar, the Nazis and a rebellious noble