Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Today in London History…

15th June. Busy day. Historically. Spoiled for choice. 1381, for example. Wat Tyler and his head part company in Smithfield and that's the end of the Peasants' Revolt. Or 1825. The "Grand Old" Duke of York lays the foundation stone for "new" London Bridge. It's - well - history today. (As is the G. O. Duke.) History - and in Arizona.

But, no, let's go with 1860. A rather special lady - yes, that lady, she of the lamp - opens her School for Nurses at St. Thomas's Hospital. (Pictured: the statue of Florence Nightingale in Waterloo Place.)

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