• Beheaded at the Tower of London in 1541, Margaret Pole is one of the most famous martyrs in English History. During her lifetime, she was one of the richest magnates in England and had several properties befitting her wealth and status. This viewpoint discusses her Thames-side residence, the Erber, which stood on Dowgate Street.

  • On 5 August 1872, Christopher Rafferty shot two Chicago police officers in Mrs O’Brien’s Bar. All involved in the crime were of Irish birth or descent. Rafferty had 3 trials – being found guilty of murder each time – and he had become a celebrity of sorts by the time he was executed in 1874.

  • Here are some instructions on using Audacity. If you’re using a laptop + mic for your recording, and want a bit more control, this might be for you: Firstly, include 30 or so seconds of the recording when you aren’t talking so that you can use that to filter background noise.  All of the following

  • The Upper Cut Club in Forest Gate embodied the cockney spirit in its 1960s heyday. Owned by a local prize-fighter, the club drew high profile celebrities and underworld figures. The club’s brief run introduced African American acts including Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, and Nina Simone to East London youth. It is believed that Hendrix wrote the iconic ‘Purple Haze’ backstage.