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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
A Right Royal Guest List
Queen Caroline - refused entry to her own Coronation.
Location: Westminster Abbey, SW1Y
Description: Who'd have thought...a Royal being refused entry to a special occasion - Harry and Wills wouldn't live it down!
That said, Queen Caroline, wife of George IV, was indeed refused entry to Westminster Abbey in 1727 to attend what should have been her own Coronation!
The mortified Queen died of a bowel obstruction three weeks later...so much for the Church being all things good hey!
Tagged in this Tour: Royal Tour