1092Lincoln Cathedral was consecrated. For 249 years it was reputedly the tallest building in the world. Writer John Ruskin declared that "The cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have."
London's 45th murder victim this year has been named as 18-year-old Junior Urugbezi-Edwards.
Whilst the relatives of the London Bridge terror attack are still awaiting legal aid to fund their justice fight two years on our government is shelling out hundreds of thousands of our taxpayers money for Shamima Begum’s legal aid, which came within two months after her lawyers first applied for it.
1450Jack Cade's rebellion occurred 'On This Day' when Kentishmen, led by Jack Cade, revolted against King Henry VI with his 'Complaint of the Poor Commons of Kent' manifesto. His army of as many as 5,000 marched on London, causing the King to flee to Warwickshire. After taking and looting London, the rebels were defeated in a battle at London Bridge and scattered. They were promised pardons and reforms, but many of the rebels were instead declared traitors, and Cade was killed in a small skirmish on 12th July 1450.
Seventy-four years ago this very day, guns fell silent as the war in Europe finally came to an end. May 8 marks VE-Day, for Victory in Europe, when Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allies in 1945. Next month marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings that marked the beginning of the end of Hitler.
1663The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, built by Thomas Killigrew, opened under a charter granted by Charles II.
The British government has promptly dropped plans to tackle abuse of the country’s National Health Service by fly-in foreigners after the liberal snowflakes cried "racism."
A recent report from Politico provides an insight into Facebook’s new “election war room” established ahead of the upcoming European election. Facebook has previously deployed a similar “war room” in the United States ahead of the midterm elections in November 2018.