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60 second histories
date: 23 Apr
The Establishment of the Order of the Garter     -  April 23rd1348 (1344)  -     What do the following people have in common – Edward, the Black Prince, Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, The Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Robert Walpole,...
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  • 14th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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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: 12 Jun
The Peasants’ Revolt Reaches London     -  June 12th 1381   In 1990 much of Britain was erupting in violence as the full impact of the hated Poll Tax was taking effect.  Police were fighting running battles with rioters in Trafalgar Square as they...
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  • 14th Century
  • Politics
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date: 14 Sep
14th September 1321  -  “Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them, there is no third.” So said T.S. Eliot. Dante is undoubtedly one of the finest writers that ever walked the earth but it is the afterlife for which he is better known. His...
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  • 14th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Biography
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date: 24 Aug
26th August 1346  -  A new type of warfare, that was to last until the nineteenth century, was unleashed by Edward III on the French in the fourteenth century – projectile warfare. Before gunfire the use of massed ranks of longbow men became a...
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  • 14th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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