Overview

London bridge


Related Overviews

William Wallace (c. 1270—1305) patriot and guardian of Scotland

John Rennie (1761—1821) engineer

nursery rhymes

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • British History

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

For centuries the sole thread across the Thames, saw both ceremonial entries into the city and rebellious challenges; the gruesome custom of displaying traitors' heads above the gatehouse, commenced with William Wallace (1305), was discontinued in 1661. Rennie's 1831 stone bridge was sold in 1969 and re‐erected in Arizona.

Subjects: British History.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.