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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

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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