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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1961 Matt Johnson, lead singer of The The, was born in London.
15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.
15th August 1946 Comedy actor and presenter Tony Robinson was born in Homerton, London.
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.
The College of Arms
The college of heraldry and keeper of Scotland's James IV relics
Location: Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4BT
Description: The College of Arms is the official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants. Its records also include official copies of the records of Ulster King of Arms the originals of which remain in Dublin.
The officers of the College, known as heralds, specialize in genealogical and heraldic work for their respective clients.
Coats of arms have been and still are granted by Letters Patent from the senior heralds, the Kings of Arms.
The College's library houses not only the roots of every old family in England and Wales, but many historic relics such as the ring, sword and dagger taken from the dead body of James IV of Scotland after the Battle of Flodden.
Tagged in this Tour: The Doctor Whoish tour of London