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date: 16 Oct
The Death of Admiral Lord Nelson     -  21stOctober 1805  -     After the French Revolution (1789) there was a power vacuum in France that a certain man was to fill. His name was Napoleon. Initially Britain, with William Pitt the Younger as Prime...
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  • 19th Century
  • Battles
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date: 08 Oct
Robert Stephenson’s Locomotive, The Rocket, wins the Rainhill Trials     -  8thOctober 1829  -     Stephenson family will be forever remembered as one of the key railway families in our Island’s history. George Stephenson is even known as the father...
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  • 19th Century
  • Inventors
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  • Victorians
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date: 28 Sep
William, Duke of Normandy, Lands at Pevensey     -  28thSeptember 1066  -     In history certain ‘inevitabilities’ are fashioned from events that happened some time ago due to the vagaries of hindsight and knowledge. William’s conquering of England...
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  • 11th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
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date: 20 Sep
The Battle of Fulford     -   20thSeptember 1066   –     The Norman invasion is a pivotal and much studied event in European history. Many have heard the story of Harold Godwinson attempting to defend England from invasions on two fronts, Harald...
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  • 11th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
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date: 08 Sep
The Unveiling of Michelangelo’s David       -  8th September 1504  -     The Italian Renaissance painter and architect Giorgio Vasari said that once you had seen Michelangelo’s David there was no point in ever seeing another sculpture – such was its...
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  • 16th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Classical Art
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