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“Iniquities at Charing Cross” (John Evelyn, 1660)

October 17th–  On this day in 1660, John Evelyn  wrote in his diary:

“Scot, Scroop, Cook and Jones suffered for reward of their iniquities at Charing Cross, in sight of the place where they put to death their natural prince, and in the presence of the King his son … .   183 more words

On This Day

EV Day #13 - Banqueting House and a Trip Down the Thames

Day #13 of our European Vacation was a doozy – lots crammed into it. Mr. Tattered has starting wearing his fitbit and we’ve been logging 12,000, 15,000, even 17,000 steps a day. 344 more words

Charles I

I’ve been back wandering around Trafalgar Square lately. It always feels a bit odd being a Londoner and deliberately making time to visit touristy spots, but it’s usually also very rewarding. 64 more words

Lost London - The General Post Office (aka GPO East)...

While the history of the General Post Office dates back to the reign of King Charles I, London’s first purpose-built facility for mail was constructed on the east side of St Martins-le-Grand in the 1820s. 252 more words