2015: A YEAR OF COMMEMORATION

2015: A YEAR OF COMMEMORATION

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Foremost for us at Number One London is the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, when the Duke of Wellington. with his Anglo-Allied Army and joined by the Prussians, defeated the French Grand Armee of Napoleon Bonaparte, June 18, 1815.


The Barons and King John


2015 is also the 800th Anniversary (Octocentenary?) of the Magna Carta, signed June 15, 1215, one of the foundation documents of individual liberty.  


Churchill by Ambrose McEvoy, ©NPG


One hundred years ago, Britain was embroiled in World War I. Seventy-five years ago, the Battle of Britain was underway.  And fifty years ago, on January 24, 1965, Winston Churchill died at age 90.

You may be certain that we will write about all these commemorations at Number One London.

Happy New Year!