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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Tennis Tour
The London Tennis Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath



Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath

All thats left of Montague House, Princess Carolines party house

Location: Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Park, Greenwic

Description: This is where Princess Caroline, wife of the Prince Regent George IV's opulent sunken bath remains. Indeed, it's the only thing remaining of her Montague House, which she lived in between 1797 and 1814, when after she had vacated it, her husband raised it to the ground in disgust at her behaviour.

She was renowned for her parties, fun and flirting. George decided to marry his cousin a Brunswick Princess in her own right, but when she arrived in 1795 her husband-to-be was shocked and demanded a shot of brandy. He was no oil painting himself.

One of the Prince Regent's complaints was that she rarely washed, and that she changed her undergarments 'only infrequently', that personal hygiene was an alien concept, and that she ate raw onions!

Caroline died in 1821 and Napoleon died the same year. When a courtier rushed to tell George 'Sire, your greatest enemy is dead!', he replied 'No, by God! Is she?'.

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Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath

All thats left of Montague House, Princess Carolines party house


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