Monday, 16 July 2012
Just briefly, the Olympic torch is due to arrive in London on Friday, where it will be abseiled into the Tower of London by a Royal Marine, Martin Williams.
From there, it is due to be carried by 982 torchbearers (18 short of 1,000) through the 33 London boroughs. As far as I can ascertain from the BBC article, on Thursday 26th it will visit Downing Street and Buckingham Palace before, on the following Friday (the last day), leave from Hampton Court Palace, originally in the ownership of The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, in a cauldron.
Also note this BBC article from last week - Who invented the National Debt - where it explains the history of credit and debt in the UK, beginning with William of Orange and the Stuarts. Very apt, at this moment in time.