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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: 15 Apr
The Publication of the ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ by Dr. Samuel Johnson    - 15th April 1755 -    There are several seminal works in the English language – The Venerable Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, The Canterbury...
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  • 18th Century
  • Education
  • This week in history
date: 12 Apr
The First Union Flag   - 12th April 1606  -     On the death of the last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I, the nearest relative was James VI of Scotland. He was the great, great grandson of Henry VII through the marriage of Henry’s daughter, Margaret...
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  • 17th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
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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: 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...
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  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
  • This week in history
  • Tudor