Whorehouses

The main whorehouses of London were traditionally in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames - close by what became the theatrical district of Shakespeare's Globe. The land belonged to the Bishop of Winchester, who regulated the brothels. The rules for the prostitutes may well have been drawn up by his assistant, the future saint, Thomas Becket. See LONDON, 'The Whorehouse'.




 

 

 

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The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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