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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
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