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Death and disaster

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Freak weather and the port   Freak weather and the port

Two particular types of weather have left their mark on London - frost and floods
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The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806

Britain's greatest naval hero is buried in London
  The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806
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London's biggest explosion   London's biggest explosion

The terrible events at Silvertown's TNT factory
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The big freeze of 1895: the photographs of William Bartier   The big freeze of 1895: the photographs of William Bartier
A severe cold spell created huge ice floes on the Thames
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What was London's worst peace-time disaster?

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Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)
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