A historic letter found a few years ago indicates the Nazis plan to assassinate Sir Winston Churchill with a bar of exploding chocolate.
William ‘Basher’ Dowsing (1596 – 1668) was born in Laxfield, Suffolk, was a puritan and made his name during the English Civil War (1642-49), a war that split the country between Parliament and Royalty.
Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was a poet, essayist, literary critic and lexicographer. He is known for writing ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’, which took him 9 years, whilst he lived in Gough Square.
The Earl of Carnarvon is a title that has been created three times in British history. The current holder is George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon. The position of the Earl of Carnarvon has resided at Highclere Castle since 1679.
The first garden we visited on Sunday as part of Open Garden Squares weekend was the garden of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.
The Isle of Thanet lies at the most easterly point of Kent. We visited its main towns; Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.