For actors, seeing a ghost in the theatre is a sign of good fortune. To the rest of us, it’s just terrifying!
Nurse Florence Nightingale was asked to help during the Crimean War (1854-1856) in which she organised care for wounded British soldiers at a hospital in Scutari (modern-day Üsküdar in Istanbul).
The Bethlem Royal Hospital (otherwise known as Bedlam) dates back to 1247 and was established as the 'Priory of the New Order of our Lady of Bethlehem' on a site just outside the city walls, where Liverpool Street Station is today.
On the night of 4–5th November 1605, a man was arrested in the basement of the House of Lords and gave his name as John Johnson.