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Thames Street, London
THAMES STREET, divided into Lower and Upper Thames Street, is a road in the City of London
City of London
, the historic and financial centre of London
London
. It forms part of the busy A3211 route (prior to being rebuilt as a major thoroughfare in the late 1960s, it was the B132) from Tower Hill to Westminster
Westminster
. The London
London
Bridge underpass marks the divide between Upper and Lower Thames Street, with Lower to the east and Upper to the west. HISTORY Looking east down Thames Street, at the London
London
Bridge underpass, in c. 1965 (left) and in 2013 (right). The street has clearly become a major thoroughfare in today's City of London. Thames Street is mentioned in the diary of Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
. The first mention of the road, however, is from 1013 when the Custom-house was founded on the street
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City Of London
The CITY OF LONDON is a city and county that contains the historic centre and central business district of London
London
. It constituted most of London
London
from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages , but the agglomeration has since grown far beyond the City's borders. The City is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of London
London
, though it remains a notable part of central London
London
. Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London
London
; however, the City of London
London
is not a London
London
borough , a status reserved for the other 32 districts (including London's only other city, the City of Westminster )
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London
LONDON /ˈlʌndən/ ( listen ) is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom . Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain , London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans , who named it _ Londinium _. London's ancient core, the City of London
City of London
, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between Middlesex , Essex , Surrey , Kent , and Hertfordshire , which today largely makes up Greater London
Greater London
, a region governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly
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A Roads In Zone 3 Of The Great Britain Numbering Scheme
List of A roads in zone 3 in Great Britain
Great Britain
starting west of the A3 and south of the A4 (roads beginning with 3). CONTENTS * 1 Single- and double-digit roads * 2 Triple-digit roads * 3 Four-digit roads (30xx) * 4 Four-digit roads (31xx and higher) * 5 Notes and references SINGLE- AND DOUBLE-DIGIT ROADS ROAD FROM TO NOTES A3 road
A3 road
The Monument , London Portsmouth
Portsmouth
A large majority is a trunk road. Its southern parallel motorway is designated the A3(M) . A30 road
A30 road
Hounslow , West London Land\'s End Replaced for 6 miles (9.7 km) between Popham and the Bullington interchange by the A303
A303
trunk road southwest of Basingstoke
Basingstoke

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Tower Hill
TOWER HILL is an elevated spot northwest of the Tower of London , in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in the East End of London , just outside the City of London boundary. It was formerly an extra-parochial area known as Great Tower Hill. Historically it was the site of countless public executions and today it is notable for being the site of the Tower Hill Memorial . The area is served by Tower Gateway DLR station and Tower Hill tube station . A road named Tower Hill forms a short stretch of the A3211 route between Byward Street in the west and a junction with Minories and Tower Hill Terrace in the east. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Settlement * 1.2 Local government * 1.3 Executions * 2 References * 3 External links HISTORY Depiction of the 1685 execution of Sir James Scott at Tower Hill in a popular print
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Westminster
WESTMINSTER (/ˈwɛsmɪnstər, ˈwɛst-/ ) is an area of central London
London
within the City of Westminster , part of the West End , on the north bank of the River Thames
River Thames
. Westminster's concentration of visitor attractions and historic landmarks, one of the highest in London
London
, includes the Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster
, Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Cathedral
. Historically the area lay within St Margaret\'s parish, City the abbey was part of the royal palace that had been created here by Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor

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London Bridge
Coordinates : 51°30′29″N 0°05′16″W / 51.50806°N 0.08778°W / 51.50806; -0.08778 LONDON BRIDGE London Bridge in 2006 COORDINATES 51°30′29″N 0°05′16″W / 51.50806°N 0.08778°W / 51.50806; -0.08778 CARRIES Five lanes of the A3 CROSSES River Thames LOCALE Central London MAINTAINED BY Bridge House Estates ,
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Samuel Pepys
SAMUEL PEPYS FRS (/ˈpiːps/ _PEEPS_ ; 23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the diary that he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Pepys had no maritime experience, but he rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage , hard work, and his talent for administration. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy . The detailed private diary that Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period
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Henry VIII Of England
HENRY VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. Henry was the second Tudor monarch , succeeding his father, Henry VII . Henry is best known for his six marriages and, in particular, his efforts to have his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon , annulled. His disagreement with the Pope on the question of such an annulment led Henry to initiate the English Reformation , separating the Church of England from papal authority and appointing himself the Supreme Head of the Church of England . Despite his resulting excommunication , Henry remained a believer in core Catholic
Catholic
theological teachings. Domestically, Henry is known for his radical changes to the English Constitution , ushering in the theory of the divine right of kings to England. Besides asserting the sovereign's supremacy over the Church of England, he greatly expanded royal power during his reign
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William Compton (courtier)
SIR WILLIAM COMPTON (c. 1482 – 30 June 1528) was a soldier and one of the most prominent courtiers during the reign of Henry VIII of England
England
. CONTENTS * 1 Family and early life * 2 Marriage and issue * 3 Career * 4 Anne Stafford * 5 Death * 6 Fictional portrayals * 7 Notes * 8 References * 9 External links FAMILY AND EARLY LIFECompton was born around 1482, the only son and heir of Edmund Compton of Compton of Warwickshire and Joan, the daughter of Walter Aylworth. He was around eleven years of age when his father died in 1493, at which time he became a ward of Henry VII , who appointed him page to Prince Henry, Duke of York
Duke of York
. He was about nine years older than Henry, but the two became close friends. MARRIAGE AND ISSUEHe married firstly, in May 1512, Werburga, the daughter of Sir John Brereton, and widow of Sir Francis Cheyney
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Mistresses Of Henry VIII
THE MISTRESSES OF HENRY VIII allegedly included many notable women between 1509 and 1536. They have been the subject of biographies, novels and films. CONTENTS * 1 Research * 2 Confirmed mistresses of Henry VIII * 3 Alleged mistresses * 4 Fictional portrayals * 5 See also * 6 References RESEARCHThe first book published on this topic was Kelly Hart's The Mistresses of Henry VIII in 2009. After this and the publicity surrounding The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl
by Philippa Gregory and the film based on the novel , there were several books published on the topic. The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl
was a fictionalised account of Henry VIII 's relationship with Mary Boleyn
Mary Boleyn

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T. S. Eliot
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT, OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". He moved from his native United States to England
England
in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He eventually became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American citizenship. Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock " (1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including _ The Waste Land
The Waste Land
_ (1922), "The Hollow Men " (1925), "Ash Wednesday " (1930), and _ Four Quartets
Four Quartets
_ (1943). He was also known for his seven plays, particularly _Murder in the Cathedral _ (1935) and _ The Cocktail Party _ (1949)
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The Waste Land
THE WASTE LAND is a long poem by T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
, widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central work of modernist poetry . Published in 1922, the 434-line poem first appeared in the United Kingdom in the October issue of The Criterion and in the United States in the November issue of The Dial . It was published in book form in December 1922. Among its famous phrases are "April is the cruellest month", "I will show you fear in a handful of dust", and the mantra in the Sanskrit
Sanskrit
language "Shantih shantih shantih ". Eliot's poem loosely follows the legend of the Holy Grail
Holy Grail
and the Fisher King combined with vignettes of contemporary British society. Eliot employs many literary and cultural allusions from the Western canon , Buddhism
Buddhism
and the Hindu Upanishads
Upanishads

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Roman House At Billingsgate
The ROMAN HOUSE AT BILLINGSGATE is the modern name for a Roman house in Londinium (Roman London
London
). The best preserved parts of the house are a bath with hypocausts . The ruins were discovered in 1848 while the Coal Exchange was built on the site. The remains were preserved and were visible in the cellar of the building. In 1967 to 1970, the Coal Exchange was replaced by another building and the Lower Thames Street was enlarged. Further excavations were made at the site and the remains were incorporated into the cellar of the new building, but were not open to the public. Pottery has shown that the Roman house was erected in the late 2nd century and had at this time a north and an east wing around a courtyard. There was most likely also a west wing but nothing of it survived. At this time the house was at the waterfront of the Thames
Thames
. The rooms in the east wing had underfloor heating
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The Blitz
THE BLITZ refers to bombing by the _ Luftwaffe _ (German Air Force) over Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War . The term was first used by the British press as an abbreviation of _Blitzkrieg _ (lightning war). The Germans conducted a mass air offensive against industrial targets, towns and cities, which began with raids on London towards the end of the Battle of Britain , a battle for air superiority over the United Kingdom. By September 1940 the _Luftwaffe_ had failed to gain air superiority and the German air fleets (_Luftflotten_ ) were ordered to attack London , to draw RAF Fighter Command into a battle of annihilation. Adolf Hitler and _ Reichsmarschall _ Hermann Göring , commander-in-chief of the _Luftwaffe_, ordered the new policy on 6 September 1940
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Daily Express
The DAILY EXPRESS is a daily national middle market tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. It is the flagship title of Express Newspapers , a subsidiary of Northern "> Exterior of Owen Williams ' Daily Express
Daily Express
Building in Manchester. Exterior of Daily Express Building in London, designed by Ellis and Clark. The Daily Express
Daily Express
was founded in 1900 by Sir Arthur Pearson , with the first issue appearing on 24 April 1900. Pearson, who had lost his sight to glaucoma in 1913, sold the title to the future Lord Beaverbrook in 1916. It was one of the first papers to place news instead of advertisements on its front page along with carrying gossip, sports, and women's features. It was also the first newspaper in Britain to have a crossword puzzle