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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

10th December 1890 Born today: George Merritt, London England, actor (I Monster, Q Planes)

10th December 1688 King James II flees London

10th December 1541 Sir Thomas Culpeper, courtier of Henry VIII and lover his fifth queen, Catherine Howard, beheaded at Tyburn.

John Wilkes' House Riots



John Wilkes' House Riots

This is where politican John Wilkes's house was riot damaged.

Location: 35 Grosvenor Square, W1K

Description: This is where former Lord Mayor of London and porn-outlaw John Wilkes' (Born 17 October 1727) lived and where the Mount Street rioters broke his decorative windows in 1792.

Amongst other things, in 1762, the new king, George III, arranged for his close friend, the Earl of Bute, to become prime minister. This decision upset a large number of MPs who considered Bute to be incompetent. John Wilkes became Bute's leading critic in the House of Commons.

In June 1762 Wilkes established The North Briton, a newspaper that severely attacked the king and his Prime Minister.

Wilkes died on the 29th December 1797.

Tagged in this Tour: The London Riots Tour

Themes: PoliticsPolitics Theme  HistoricalHistorical Theme  CrimeCrime Theme
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John Wilkes' House Riots

This is where politican John Wilkes's house was riot damaged.


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