Jonathan Glancey: Turn again, Boris Johnson - your bridge plan is all wrong
London Bridge bridge is falling down, down Falling down down, falling down, down London Bridge bridge is falling down, down My fair lady. Take a key key and lock padlock her up, Lock padlock her up, lock padlock her up, Take a key key and lock padlock her up, My fair lady. This nursery rhyme refers to the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII of England. Boleyn was accused of adultery and incest and was ultimately executed for treason.
Elizabethan Theaters, flying flags to signal that a Play is in progress-- The Rose (1587), Swan (1595), Globe (1599) and Hope (1614) were all built on London’s Southbank. Although the Globe is probably the most well-known due to its modern replication, the Rose is the most important archaeologically as it provided the first full plan of a London Tudor playhouse.