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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Singer Tommy Steele, born in Bermondsey, London.
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
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.
So now you know...