Magna Carta

The great charter of English liberties wrung from King John in 1215, its relation to the London aldermen, and some of its more curious provisions are discussed in LONDON: 'The Mayor'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Keeping Curry on Hand. Queen Victoria loathed spicy food, but as Empress of India, she insisted that curry be available at all times in the event that a “visiting oriental” ever showed up unannounced at the palace doors. The food itself, of course, was probably not something to be desired by any visitor. It consisted of previously cooked food doused in curry powder.




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