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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the execution of Charles I
date: 30 Jan
  On the night of 9th February 1649, King Charles I was buried in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. He should have been buried in Westminster Abbey but permission was refused by the commission who tried him for treason, so he was laid to rest in St...
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date: 17 Dec
This Week In History: The Wright Brothers First Powered Flight        -  December 17th, 1903 -     On a beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA, a man called Orville Wright launched the first powered aeroplane into the sky.  The flight lasted 12...
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on an introduction to the Romans
date: 28 Nov 2019
Retrieval Practice; can you really improve learning with quick-fire quizzes?       Retrieval Practice is trending right now in UK education as teachers and home educators are understanding the value of low stakes quizzing to accelerate learning.  ...
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date: 05 Nov
The Gunpowder Plot   -  5th November 1605 -       Remember, Remember; The Fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason and plot; I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!” This was an English Folk Verse from around 1870. It...
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date: 01 Nov
The First View of the paintings on the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel     -  1st November 1512   -       Pope Julius II celebrated his first mass in the Sistine Chapel for four years on All Saints’ Day 1512 due to, what might be called in modern...
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