Mary, was 6 days old when her father (King James V of Scotland) died and she acceded to the throne of Scotland.
John Horniman (1803 – 1893) established ‘Horniman's Tea Company’, a tea trading and blending business using mechanical packaging. He then passed the business onto his son, Frederick John Horniman (1835 – 1906) in 1869 when he retired.
On the banks of the River Thames at Greenwich from 1443 to 1660 sat a spectacular palace. It was the Palace of Placentia.
The Devil's Dyke V-shaped dry valley is the result of solifluction and river erosion more than 14,000 years ago. In the late 19th century though, it was turned into an adventure park.