Some time ago I watched "Shakespeare In Love" on TV with a friend of mine, who was complaining about its lack of historical accuracy. However, the bard himself is also known to have distorted fact with artistic licence. Let's look at a few examples.
Though they might not necessarily change the world, some songs particularly stand out for defining a particular genre or era. Not everyone will agree with me.
Some of the unlikeliest people have been on the charts. Here's just a handful.
Many companies still going strong today were hugely involved with Nazi Germany. Some of course were incidental, while others had some very sinister connections.
Some would say it's how they'd have wanted to be remembered. These performers all died treading the boards.
British Prime Ministers, or First Lords of the Treasury to give it its proper title. Number Ten Downing Street has been home to some of the greatest and worst characters in British history.
This 12-in-one survival kit from Wild Frontier is good value.
Many people in history have died at inconvenient times or places. This is a handful of those who probably, if they'd had any say in the matter, would have chosen a different place to expire.
The title says it all really. Here are a number of people who died at inappropriate moments.
Though everyone knows the famous ones, there are actually 33 Greater London bridges across the Thames from the Tower to Hampton Court.
Recreational drug use didn't start in the 60's, or even in the Jazz age. Some of these users may well surprise you.
³This is a journey around the British version of the board game Monopoly, which is set in London. These are the different properties on the board, which was compiled in the 1930's. Have the values changed? Why were they included in the first place? Lets look at it from a 21st century perspective.
From the Beatles to David Bowie, London locations feature prominently in the history of popular music. Here are just a few.
What landmarks can you see on the Embankment? It's amazing the things you didn't know that you didn't know.
One of London's oldest treasures and most people don't even know it exists.