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date: 03 Oct
October 3rd 1226  -  St. Francis of Assisi is the Patron Saint of ecologists. He was awarded this title to honour his incredible love for nature and in particular, for animals. Canonised two years after his death by Pope Gregory IX no one could have guessed that this merchant's son could have grown into a man whose life still inspires millions of...
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date: 15 Jun
15th June 1215  -  On the banks of the River Thames at Runnymede, near Egham, a memorial stands in a field. It was given by the American Bar Association and erected in 1957. It represents something very special to the American people and is taught about in US schools with reverence. The American Constitution can be traced back to it. The monument...
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  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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