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date: 28 Sep
William, Duke of Normandy, Lands at Pevensey     -  28th September 1066  -       In history certain ‘inevitabilities’ are fashioned from events that happened some time ago due to the vagaries of hindsight and knowledge. William’s conquering of England and victory at Hastings, so famous, seems to many onlookers as also so inevitable. This episode...
tags:
  • 11th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 09 Sep
Coronation of Mary, Queen of Scots     -  September 9th 1543  -     We often think that today’s politics is a shady and underhand business, with self-interest at its heart. Tudor/Stuart England was far worse. The story of Mary starts as far back as Henry VII. To build up alliances Henry Tudor (VII) used marriages very successfully. He united his...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
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...
tags:
  • 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...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 26 Jun
Queen Victoria awards the First Victoria Crosses       -  26th June 1857  -     There are occasions when the written press makes valuable contributions to British life. William Howard Russell, of The Times, was one such member. The Crimean War was one of the first conflicts to have war correspondents. Russell, in his job, saw many acts of bravery...
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  • 19th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
  • World War 1
  • WW2