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date: 14 Nov
The Coventry Blitz     -  14th/15th November 1940  -     The bombings of British cities in 1940 was a way used the Nazis to undermine morale in Britain. The country already stood alone, there were many who questioned whether the war could be won and that coming to some sort of peace with Herr Hitler would be preferable.   The Blitz, short for...
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  • 20th Century
  • This week in history
  • WW2
date: 06 Nov 2017
  School’s fallen heroes remembered through competition winner’s films   In January 2016, Squaducation announced a new competition for schools, My EPIC ERA. Launched as a national history based competition, its aim was to enthuse children and help them create and develop a passion for history.  And it did exactly that!  Brendan Ind from Wycliffe...
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  • 20th Century
  • Education
  • News
  • World War 1
  • WW1
date: 07 Nov
The Mary Celeste Leaves New York Harbour     -  7th November 1872  -     So much has been written about this boat that was found abandoned between the Azores and the Portuguese coast. So much speculation. It is probably what Donald Trump would now call ‘Fake News’. Why? All because a hard up author, under the name of Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle, wrote...
tags:
  • 19th Century
  • American History
  • News
  • This week in history
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: 29 Oct
Spain Announce the Return of the Monarchy     -  29th October 1975  -       The Franco regime, it is claimed, led to the deaths of over 400,000 dissenters and opponents of his reign. This was mostly through forced labour and the concentration camps that he ran. His 36-year reign ended just before his death, when he was severely ill, when it was...
tags:
  • 20th Century
  • This week in history
  • WW2