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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Rights of Man written here



Rights of Man written here

US founding father Tom Paine wrote his revolutionary book here.

Location: The Old Red Lion, Islington, London

Description: Thomas Paine wrote Rights of Man in 1791 this local Islington pub. Both the French and American constitutions are based upon it, and it was a response to Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke.

He was an intellectual, scholar, revolutionary, pamphlett writer, and idealist, and is widely recognized as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Tagged in this Tour: American Tour of London

Themes: PoliticsPolitics Theme  LiteraryLiterary Theme  PubPub Theme
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Rights of Man written here

US founding father Tom Paine wrote his revolutionary book here.


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