'Three days dead, King George VI rested in the little church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate, in a plain coffin made for him overnight, out of an old oak in the park, by the carpenters of the royal estate. On Feb 11 the King's coffin was to be taken to London, there to lie in Westminster Hall until the funeral on Feb 15th 1952. Among the wreaths was the one at the foot of the coffin reading 'To Darling Papa from Elizabeth and Phillip'
The 1843 Victorian underground tunnel under the River Thames - London, at the time one of the great wonders of the world. On the first day of opening 50,000 people walked through the tunnel which was half the population of London. The tunnel contained shops and even boasted an underground Fairground, Contact The Brunel Museum for the days when tours are arranged. Early in the Victorian era, just past the era of the four Georges.
On this day in history, 24th February 1500, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor was born. Happy birthday, Charles! Here are some facts about Charles:- Charles V was born on the 24th February 1500 in Ghent in the Low Countries His parents were Joanna of Castile (Juana La Loca) and Philip I of Castile Charles V’s …
The Globe Tavern in Springfield, stood at 315 East Adams Street (Illinois State Historical Library photograph). where Robert Todd Lincoln was born 1 August 1843. Eventually it became a rooming house, and was torn down in the Nineties.