On this day in 1661 Thomas Venner was hung, drawn and quartered. I bet you don’t know who he was, do you? Well, if not, this is one of those occasions when you’ll be glad that you read YNT today - what do you get if you mix the gunpowder plot with the Iranian Embassy siege and set it during the restoration? Exciting stuff that you didn’t get taught in school history lessons, that’s what!
And now the news:
Another time Saint Paul's Cathedral found itself under siege: