Michael Srigley

For nearly four hundred years, while ancient London Bridge still spanned the Thames and the stream's broad surface was now and then frozen over, London's citizens poured down from the streets to hold carnival upon a solid ice-pavement.

Michael Srigley describes how, on November 30th, 1718, one of the foremost soldiers of the age was shot while besieging a fortress in Norway. Did he succumb to a stray bullet, or was he assassinated?