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date: 22 Sep
Sir Robert Walpole Moves in to 10 Downing Street     -  22nd September 1735  -     When you think of grand palaces and homes of the leaders of nations you think about the impressive White House in Washington, the Elysee Palace in Paris, the Kremlin in Russia or the Quirinal Palace in Rome. You don’t tend to think of a terraced house in a London...
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  • 18th Century
  • Politics
  • This week in history
date: 12 Sep
The Discovery of the Lascaux Cave   -  12th September 1940  -     Marcel Ravidat was walking his dog in the Dordogne region of South-West France on Lascaux Hill, near the village of Montignac. The dog suddenly disappeared into a cavity that was hidden by bushes. Marcel went to find the dog and called him out. The following day, 12th September, he...
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  • 20th Century
  • Pre-History
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date: 09 Sep
 -  How film can help literacy in the classroom  -     I was once roaming the corridors at school and peered through a classroom door. The pupils had eyes fixed to the front, spellbound. This was wonderful. They were not the easiest group and found it difficult to concentrate, especially if you had the death period late on a Friday afternoon....
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  • Education
  • General
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...
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  • 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...
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  • 17th Century
  • Battles
  • English Civil War
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history