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date: 21 Mar
The Execution of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer     -  March 21st 1556  -     The first half of the sixteenth century saw a massive upheaval in the Church with the spread of Protestantism – the ideals of the German cleric Martin Luther. Nowhere was this...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 30 Jan
The Execution of Charles I  -  January 30th 1649   It was a bitterly cold Tuesday, 30th January. A scaffold had been erected in Whitehall. The platform had been covered with a black cloth. A block stood in the middle. This was the block on which...
tags:
  • English Civil War
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
  • 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...
tags:
  • 20th Century
  • Politics
date: 16 Oct
The Fire that Destroyed The Palace of Westminster     -  16th October 1834  -     There are concerns that the current Palace of Westminster is not only unfit for purpose but also falling down. There are talks about vast sums of money having to be...
tags:
  • 19th Century
  • Politics
  • This week in history
date: 12 Oct
The Brighton Bombing     -  12th October 1984  -     The early 1980s were a fascinating, concerning and divisive time in British politics. Margaret Thatcher had been in power since 1979 and had enjoyed popular success in the Falkland’s Conflict in...
tags:
  • 20th Century
  • Politics
  • This week in history