Greenwich Day by Day

Greenwich Day by Day is written by David Male and is published on this site by permission. Copyright © 2005 David Male.

Queens House
Queen's House, National Maritime Museum. See Dec 12

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Aslet, Clive The story of Greenwich. Fourth Estate, 1999. (1) National Maritime Main Door

Hamilton, Nigel and Hamilton, Olive Royal Greenwich: a guide and history to London's most historic borough. The Greenwich Bookshop, 1969 (2)

Palmer, Alan and Palmer, Veronica The Chronology of British History. Century, 1992. (3)

Thomas, R. H. G. London's First Railway: the London & Greenwich B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1972.(4)

Tinniswood, Adrian: His invention so fertile: a life of Christopher Wren. Jonathan Cape, 2001 (5)

Watson, Julian and Gregory, Wendy Free for All: a Celebration of 100 Years of the Woolwich Free Ferry. Greenwich Libraries, 1993 (6)

Weir, Alison Henry VIII : King and Court. Jonathan Cape, 2001 (7)

Rhind, Neil The Heath: a Companion Volume to Blackheath Village and Environs. Bookshop Blackheath Ltd.; Warwick Leadlay Gallery, 1987. (2nd ed., 2002) (8)

Dunlop, Ian Palaces & Progresses of Elizabeth I, Jonathan Cape, 1967) (9)

Everyman's Encyclopaedia J.M. Dent & sons, ltd., 5th edition, 1967 (10)

Whitaker's Concise Almanack, 1999 (11)

Harris, David, ed. The Nelson Almanac, Warwick Leadlay Gallery,1998 (12)

Hamilton, Nigel America Began at Greenwich, Poseidon press, 1976 (13)

Fraser, Antonia The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605, Weidenfeld & Nicolson,1996 (14)

Maor, Eli June 8, 2004: Venus in transit, Princeton University press, 2000 (15)

Schama, Simon A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World? - 3000 BC-AD 1603, BBC, 2000 (16)

Barker, Felix Greenwich and Blackheath Past, Historical publications,1993 (17)

Hogg, O.F.G. The Royal Arsenal, OUP, 1963 in 2 vols.(18).

Mead, Hilary P. Trinity House, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., [1947] (19)

Godley, R.J. and Godley, C. Greenwich: a History of Greenwich, Blackheath, Charlton, Deptford and Woolwich, 1999(20)

Betts, Jonathan John Harrison, National Maritime Museum, 1993 (21)

Halsted's History of Kent, (The Hundred of Blackheath), edited by Henry H. Drake. London, Mitchell & Hughes, 1886(22)

Dews, Nathan The History of Deptford, Conway Maritime press, 2nd ed., 1884 (23)

Greenwich Park Historical Survey. Land Use Consultants, 1986 (24)

Charlton, John The Queen's House, Greenwich. H.S.M.O., 1976 (25)

Greenwich and Woolwich in old Photographs, ed. by K.D. Clark. Alan Sutton1990.(26)

The Royal Navy Day by Day, ed. by Lt Cdr R.E.A. Shrubb and Captain A.B. Sainsbury. Centaur press, 1979. (27)

The Royal Navy Day by Day, ed. by Captain A.B. Sainsbury (27a)

Weir, Alison Elizabeth the Queen. Pimlico, 1999 (28)

Dictionary of Dates, edited by Cyril Leslie Beeching. OUP, 2nd ed., 1997 (29)

Williams, Neville Chronology of the Expanding World, 1492-1762. Barrie & Rockliff, The Cresset press, 1969 (30)

The Book of Days of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar ed by R. Chambers. W & R chambers, 2 vols, 1882 (31)

Hone, William The Everyday Book or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements. Wm Hone, 1827. Gale Research co., Book Tower, Detroit, 1967 (32)

Hone, William The Year Book. William Tegg & Co., [n.d.] (32a)

Platts, Beryl A history of Greenwich David & Charles, 1973 (33)

Greenwich comp. by Barbara Ludlow (The Old Photographs series) Alan Sutton, 1994 (34)

Bold, John and others Greenwich: an Architectural History of the Royal Hospital for Seamen and the Queen's House. Yale University press; English Heritage, 2000 (35)

Aspects of Shooters Hill. Shooters Hill Local History Group, 3 vols, 1984,1989, 2000.(36)

Prescott, H.F.M. Mary Tudor Eyre & Spottiswoode, 2nd rev. edn., 1952(37)

Ludlow, Barbara and Watson, Julian The Twentieth Century Greenwich. Sutton publishing & Greenwich Local History Library, 1999 (38)

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: based on the original book of Ebenezer Cobham Brewer. Revised by Ivor H Evans. Wordsworth Reference, 1993 (39)

Vincent, William Thomas Woolwich. Guide to the Royal Arsenal, &c. [n.d. c1884] (40) [The text of this edition states : "First edition of this book was published 14 July 1875"]

Bagnold, A. H. Shooters Hill. [This history was originally published in Christ Church's parish magazine over several years in the 1930s.] (41)

Sobel, Dava Longitude: the True Story of a Lone Genius who Solved the World's Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time, Fourth Estate, 1996. (42)

Charlton Athletic Football Club, ed by David Ramzan. Tempus publishing limited, 1998. (43)

I am most grateful to Ms Alison Weir for allowing me to quote from her works: Henry VIII: King and Court Jonathan Cape, 2001: p116 Christmas in Tudor times. . . [Dec 25] and p348 - On 10th September [1533] and Elizabeth the Queen Pimlico, 1999: pp336-337 - the knighting of Sir Francis Drake at Deptford [Apr 4, 1581].

I am most grateful for the generous help received from fellow members of the Greenwich Tour Guides Association, in particular: Don Simms (it had been Don's idea to publish a monthly list of day/dates as a useful tool to Greenwich Tour Guides and some of the Greenwich Days here listed emanated from his research); Stanley Payne, Gerry Cohen and Roger McLean. I am most grateful for the advice and assistance given by David Harris, of the Greenwich Foundation; and by Julian Watson and Frances Ward and to other members of staff of the Greenwich Local History Department, all of whom came to my rescue several times. I wish to acknowledge my debt to Dr Robert Massey, Astronomy Information Officer of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, for the detail of the Transit of Venus on 8 June 2004.

Before completing the MS I was, and am, greatly indebted to two esteemed local historians: Mr. Neil Rhind, M.B.E. and the late Mr. Alan Pearsall, I.S.O., who were both equally kind, complimentary and helpful. Their useful, sensible and generous comments gave me the impetus to complete the work and I thank them both most sincerely.

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