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date: 29 Aug
The Battle of Worcester and Charles II’s Escape to France     -  September 3rd 1651  -     The English Civil War, fought over the way and the right to govern the country, amongst other things, had its start and end within two miles of each other – at Worcester. On September 23rd 1642 Prince Rupert, nephew to Charles I and in charge of the Royalist...
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  • 17th Century
  • Battles
  • English Civil War
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 16 Aug
The Battle of the Spurs   -  16th August 1513  -     This particular foray of Henry VIII’s was one in a long line of adventures on the Continent. At a time when we are talking Brexit, Henry seemed very keen on Europe. This was four years into his Kingship and he was quick to establish alliances and look to spread his influence across the English...
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  • 16th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 25 Apr
The Landings on Gallipoli   -  April 25th 1915 -    The plan seemed sound enough. With stalemate on the Western Front in the form of trench warfare another ploy was needed. The one put forward was knock Ottoman Turkey out of the war, open up the Dardanelles Strait to Allied warships, make their way to capture Constantinople and link up with Russia...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
  • This week in history
  • WW1
date: 22 Apr
The Gas Attack at Ypres in World War One - 22nd April 1915 -  NB: Image shown is of victims of gas in 1918   Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
  • This week in history
  • Warfare
  • WW1
date: 25 Oct
The Battle of Balaclava - The Charge of the Light Brigade October 25th 1854 The decline of the powerful Ottoman Empire led to a struggle for supremacy between the Russians on the one side and the British and French on the other – supported by the last of the Ottomans themselves. Most of the conflict between these powers took place in Russia’s...
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  • 19th Century
  • Battles
  • Empires
  • This week in history
  • Warfare