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date: 16 Aug
The Peterloo Massacre     -  16th August 1819  -     The end of the Napoleonic War brought economic hardship to many in the UK.  This was especially so in the North-West area of England, home to many of the cotton mills, weavers, spinners and the...
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  • 19th Century
  • Politics
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on early Norman castles
date: 02 Aug
The Death of William II (Rufus)   -      2nd August 1100  -       Accident or assassination?  “William Rufus had a red face, yellow hair, different coloured eyes, astonishing strength, though not very tall and his belly rather projecting. He had a...
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  • 12th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the equipment British Tommies carried
date: 25 Jul
The Death of Harry Patch   -     July 25th 2009  -     12 days after Harry Patch died his funeral took place at Wells Cathedral. Harry, the last surviving man who had fought in the trenches during World War 1, had lived in a nursing home in Wells...
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  • This week in history
  • WW1
date: 09 Jul
The First Wimbledon Championships      -  July 9th 1877  -     The very first championships held by the All England Club, Wimbledon, were about as far removed from today’s version as one could possibly imagine. The only similarity was the rain delay...
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  • 19th Century
  • Sport
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 05 Jul
Churchill’s Crushing Election Defeat   -  5thJuly 1945  -     The Second World War shook up society to its core. Scholars have spent their entire lives attempting to uncover its political, cultural and social ramifications. The United Kingdom’s 1945...
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  • Politics
  • This week in history
  • WW2