Quote:According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle it was at Lambeth that in 1041-2 Harthacnut died at the wedding feast of Gyva daughter of Osgood Clappa, 'as he stood at his drink,' falling to the earth 'with a terrible struggle.'
From: 'Lambeth: Introduction and Lambeth Palace', A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 4 (1912), pp. 44-50. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=43030. Date accessed: 12 April 2006.
Quote:Published to coincide with the Festival of Britain Exhibition of 1951, this volume covers the northern, riverside portion of Lambeth, between Waterloo and Vauxhall Bridges. As well as giving the history of the Festival site itself, the book focuses on the venerable buildings and monuments then scattered among the mostly nineteenth-century houses, dwellings and factories. Chief of these is the Archbishop of Canterbury's residence, Lambeth Palace, which is described and illustrated in detail. Other buildings covered include the Church of St John, Waterloo Road, and some of the eighteenth-century terrace-houses in Kennington Road and Lambeth Road.