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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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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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