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date: 29 Mar
The Battle of Towton     -  Palm Sunday, 29th March 1461  -     Described as one of the bloodiest, largest and longest in our history the battle of Towton was one of the many battles fought between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists in the Wars of...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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date: 13 Feb
The Collapse of the Central Tower of Ely Cathedral    - 13th February 1322 -    The monks had just finished the service of matins, around 4.30am, in the monastery at Ely. There was a noise so loud that they believed they were suffering an earthquake...
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  • 14th Century
  • Medieval
  • Religion
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date: 22 Aug
The Battle of Bosworth   -  August 22nd 1485  -     "A horse, a horse, my Kingdom for a horse.” These famous words from Shakespeare’s Richard III speak of the frustration of the King, Richard, as he saw his crown and life slipping away from him....
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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  • Tudor
date: 04 Jun
The Death of Richard I, “The Lionheart”  -  April 6th 1199   Richard was attacking the small castle at Chalus in the Limousin, where Aimar V of Limoges had revolted. He had heard a rumour about the finding of a treasure trove of Roman gold in the...
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  • 12th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • Seiges
date: 03 Apr
The Crowning of Edward, The Confessor  -  3rd April 1042.     Vitae Ædwardi Regis, the book on the life of Edward, commissioned by his wife, describes the Anglo-Saxon King as “Of outstanding height and distinguished by his milky white hair and beard...
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  • 11th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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