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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

The College of Arms



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

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The College of Arms

The college of heraldry and keeper of Scotland's James IV relics


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I wonder why the relics of James are held here, and not in Scotland? (Janet MacDonald)
Posted by Janet MacDonald on 2010-08-21
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