Edith Margaret Williams was born in 1872 in Bath and become a ‘physical culture’ instructor specialising in gymnastics, boxing and wrestling.
Many of the jobs created in London’s docks during the 19th century were badly paid. Others were seasonal or casual, which meant that people were only paid when work was available.
The first painting owned by the National Portrait Gallery was in 1856 and is known today as the Chandos painting.
Mithraism was a mystery religion centred on the god Mithras. It was practised in the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 4th century CE.
At last Sunday’s visit to the Queen’s Gallery, there was a painting on display called ‘The Lord Mayor’s Winter-Procession on the Thames‘.
Walking around the City of London, you might notice some light blue painted Police telephone posts.
Upon visiting Handel’s House Museum/Hendrix’s flat in London last Saturday, I noticed an odd looking object on the wall in the corner of Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom.
The Great Bed of Ware is an extremely large oak four poster bed which sits in room 57 of the V&A Museum.