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Novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
The main character of William Makepeace Thackeray's satirical novel Vanity Fair. A cynical, but delightful, social climber who uses her charms to fascinate and seduce upper-class men.
Traditions vary but one is that Mary was the daughter of John Overs, a very successful Thames ferryman in the tenth century. She gave her inherited wealth to fund a convent which became St Mary Ov...
Fiction, Philanthropy, Religion
Novel written by Leonard Woolf, published 1913, based on his experiences as a colonial civil servant in British-controlled Ceylon, but unusually written from the native point of view.
Fiction, Literature, Ceylon
Ancient Greek goddess who personified victory. She was the daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx. Our photograph shows the famous 'Winged Victory of Samothrace', also called the 'Nike ...
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Born: 9/4/1906, 114 years ago
Person, Politics & Administration
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12,210 brave WW1 seamen remembered on the monument at Tower Hill.
23,831 brave WW2 seamen remembered on the monument at Tower Hill.