History

One of Leicesters’s Famous Residents - Joseph Merrick AKA The Elephant Man

Joseph Carey Merrick was born on the 5th of August 1862 at 50, Lee Street, in Leicester, to Joseph Rockley Merrick and his wife Mary Jane (née Potterton). He was born, apparently healthy, and had no outward symptoms of any disorder for the first few years of his life.

The Crown Jewels attract millions of visitors to the Tower of London every year. But did you know this...

The only item of coronation regalia to survive the destruction at the end of the Civil War was the Coronation Spoon. Clement Kynnersley, who had bought it at the 1649 sale, returned the unique 12th-century gold spoon back to King Charles II.

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