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The onset of World War One in England Featured House Cricket Image

The onset of World War One in England

Events at the beginning of the First World War in England. Clockwise from top left: the Archbishop of Canterbury's Faculty for marriage licenses (many marriages had to be hastened as soldiers left for war); Princess Lichnovsky, wife of the German Ambassador, who had to leave Britain at the start of war with Germany, out for a final stroll; the Oval cricket ground used in connection with the mobilisation of the territorials; Gen. James Grierson, Commander of the Second Corps of the BEF; a house comandeered as a hospital; Sir Robert and Lady Baden-Powell leaving the war office; Sir John French, the Inspector General, leaving the war office; Lord Haldane and Lord Kitchener outside the war office; Lord Roberts leaving the war office. Date: 1914

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Copenhagen House, (c1872). Creator: Unknown Featured House Cricket Image

Copenhagen House, (c1872). Creator: Unknown

Copenhagen House, (c1872). Copenhagen Fields in Islington was an open area on the hill between Maiden Lane and Holloway popular for mass meetings. The house may have got its name through its use as a hostelry for Danish visitors when the King of Denmark came to the court of King James I in 1606. In the 18th century the grounds were used as a tea-garden, for skittles, dog-fighting and bear-baiting. In the 19th century it was the site of cricket matches and athletics. The Copenhagen House running grounds, also known as the Old Cope, became the main track in London from 1850-1853 after legislation was introduced to ban professional running from the roads. On 26 July 1852, Charles Westhall ran the mile there in 4:28.0, the first sub-four-thirty mile on a track. From Old and New London, Vol. II: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places, by Walter Thornbury. [Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London, Paris & New York]

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The Prince of Wales (1894-1972), the future King Edward VIII, 1912.Artist: Rose Burrant Featured House Cricket Image

The Prince of Wales (1894-1972), the future King Edward VIII, 1912.Artist: Rose Burrant

The Prince of Wales (1894-1972), the future King Edward VIII, 1912. On the death of his father, King George V, in January 1936, Prince Edward was proclaimed King Edward VIII. Before long, rumours circulated about his alleged romance with an American, Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson, then married to her second husband, a London shipping broker. On 20 October 1936, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin counselled Edward, as king and head of the Church of England, to remove all cause for the rumours. A week later Mrs. Simpson was granted a divorce, to become final in six months. In November the king confided to Baldwin that he intended to marry Mrs Simpson even if it meant his abdication. A morganatic marriage was proposed, but the cabinet was unwilling to accept this compromise. On December 11 1936, therefore, the king abdicated in favour of his brother, the duke of York, who became King George VI. Edward received the title duke of Windsor and married Mrs Simpson in June 1937. From Imperial Cricket, edited by P F Warner and published by The London and Counties Press Association Ltd (London, 1912)

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