London

31 August 1888 – Mary Ann Nichols becomes the first victim of Jack the Ripper

A Sinister Fate Awaits the Prostitutes of London's Whitechapel

The body of a homeless prostitute, brutally murdered and mutilated, is discovered in a Whitechapel backstreet It was raining as the bells of London were ringing out the last day of August in the year 1888. The air smelled like thunder was coming, which wasn’t unusual, as the Summer of 1888 had been one of the wettest in memory. A ...

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The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot, the attempt by thirteen young men to blow up the Houses of Parliament, is remembered and commemorated each November 5th.  Guy Fawkes was the most famous of the group, but perhaps only because he was the one caught.  A different man was the actual ringleader. But what led these young men to attempt such a dramatic act ...

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The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London - 1666

On the evening of September 2, 1666, a fire started in the bakery of Thomas Farriner which was located on Pudding Lane near London Bridge. It was the start of a major disaster which, over the next few days, would go on to consume 430 acres, encompassing over 13,000 homes and over 80 churches, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, a total of 80% ...

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