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date: 30 Oct
The Forming of the Yeomen of the Guard     -  October 30th 1485  -     The Battle of Bosworth on 22nd June 1485 was a watershed moment in English history in many ways. A new royal house – the Tudors – had taken over, the Wars of the Roses were effectively over with the houses of York and Lancaster united, and a period that was to last from 1485-...
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  • 15th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
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. This pivotal battle in the Wars of the Roses, in effect, ended the medieval period and ushered in one...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 24 Nov
24th November 1434  -  The author B. Lambert wrote in his book  ‘The History and Survey of London and its Environs’, published in 1806, “In the year 1434 a great frost began on the 24th November and held until the 10th February, following; whereby the river Thames was so strongly frozen, that all sorts of merchandises and provisions into the mouth...
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  • 15th Century
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date: 25 Oct
Friday 25th October 1415  -  "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” So said Churchill about the pilots and ground crew who won the Battle of Britain in 1940 against the might of the German Luftwaffe.   In 1599 Shakespeare wrote the famous speech of Henry V on St Crispin’s day for his new play. “The fewer...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
date: 05 May
8th May 1429  -  A war that was to last over 100 years, fought between mighty Kings of Europe, including the finest knights both sides could muster over vast tracts of land was, in effect, decided by a peasant woman. The irony!   In 1328 the French King Charles IV died. He had no sons and all his brothers were dead. His sister, Isabella, mother of...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Medieval
  • Seiges
  • This week in history