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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th August 1966 Born today: Rosey Edeh, London England, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96)

16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London

16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)

16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)

16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London

16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)

Religious Phrase With A Twist



Religious Phrase With A Twist

'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' - Religious money laundering

Location: Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA

Description: There's a famous phrase who's origins hail from those religious institutions, Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.

'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' came about due to the the rivalry for endowments and revenue between the two - when the dissolution of monasteries saw cash being transferred from Westminster Abbey to St Paul's.

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Religious Phrase With A Twist

'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' - Religious money laundering


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