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date: 14 Jul
Storming of the Bastille – 14th July 1789     This historical period is one of strong emphasis on freedom: the freedom of expression; freedom of belief; freedom of press; freedom of scholarly thought; and the freedom of the individual in society. Revolutions took place across the world in this era of liberty. The American Revolutionary War...
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  • 18th Century
  • French Revolution
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
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date: 22 Feb
The Last Invasion of Britain – The Battle of Fishguard   22nd February 1797   The French Revolution that started in 1789 and continued to the end of that century was the catalyst for the last time mainland Britain was invaded by a foreign army. The Revolutionary zeal that flowed from France was re-directed across Europe in the 1st Coalition War of...
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  • 18th Century
  • Battles
  • French Revolution
  • This week in history