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60 second histories
date: 26 Jan
The Finding of the Cullinan Diamond     -  26th January 1905  -     The fascinating programme on the BBC in which the Queen was talking about the coronations of her father, George VI, and her own, was not only a fascinating insight into both events but also the regalia involved.   The programme featured the St Edward’s Crown, the Imperial State...
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  • 20th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 17 Jan
Start of Prohibition in the United States of America     -  January 17th 1920  -       The history of America flirting with ‘banning the bottle’ actually started in 1851 when Maine passed a stateside law prohibiting the making and sale of alcohol. Twelve other states followed suit. Such was its unpopularity that it led to riots and civil unrest....
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  • 20th Century
  • American History
  • This week in history
date: 10 Jan
The First Underground Service in London is Opened     -  10th January 1863  -    Due to the massive population explosion in London became difficult to navigate and congested – no change there. Central London was a no-go area for trains which all stopped at the West End or the City due to earlier government decisions. Something was needed to link...
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  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 06 Jan
The Crowning of the Last Anglo-Saxon King of England Harold II (Godwinson)     -  January 6th 1066  -     The military invasion of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, and the subsequent war of succession of the same year, was triggered by the coronation of Harold II, Godwinson, on January 6th. When William, back in Normandy, heard that...
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  • 11th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 06 Dec
Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragette Movement   When I look into history I love to explore the prominent characters in the topic I’m studying and delve into their life before they became famous, so to speak.  So, when I was researching the Suffrage movement for 60 second histories, I had to take a look into the life of Emmeline Pankhurst.  After...
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  • 20th Century
  • Politics