Very sorry to let anyone down but Ed Glinert is full of cold and doesn’t want to spread any germs, so we’re afraid he won’t be able to do today’s (Friday’s) Masterpieces of Manchester Art, Architecture & Design tour. By tomorrow he’ll be fighting fit. Please accept our apologies.
TODAY’S “MASTERPIECES” TOUR – CANCELLED
- Britain’s Greatest Prime Ministers – and the Worst! The perfect talk for your group with Ed Glinert
* Ed Glinert’s hilarious trawl through the dodgy denizens of No. 10.
Prime Ministers don’t fight duels anymore, so we believe, but George Canning, foreign secretary, went into battle with Lord Castlereagh on Putney Heath in 1809. Neither died, and Canning later became the shortest-lived PM after only 118 days.
At around quarter past five on Monday 11 May 1812 PM Spencer Perceval fell down in the lobby of the Palace of Westminster and cried out: “I am murdered!”. Yes, the only time a British prime minister has been assassinated.
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