Emily Wilding Davison was a militant women's suffrage activist who, on 4 June 1913, after a series of actions that were either self destructive or violent, stepped in front of the horse of King George V at the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later.
Nazi attack upon the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane inFrance during WWII. This atrocity was carried out on Saturday 10th June 1944 by soldiers of the Der Führer Regiment of the 2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division Das Reich. On that day they killed a total of 642 men, women and children and destroyed the entire village without giving any reason for their action to the inhabitants and to this day there is no universally accepted explanation for the massacre. Only six people survived.
London Bridge, circa 1890: Traffic on the new London Bridge, opened in 1831, looking north; centre left is the Monument to the Great Fire of London of 1666; centre right is the spire of St Magnus the Martyr. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Signed “Jane the Quene”, this letter was written from the Tower of London in July 1553, during the brief ‘reign’ of Lady Jane Grey. Jane’s letter to the sheriff, justices of the peace and gentlemen of Surrey exhorts them to stand fast in their allegiance to her following the proclamation of her succession. Within days Jane’s support crumbled and Mary was proclaimed Queen. The letter is part of the correspondence of the More Molyneux family of Loseley House.