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date: 14 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
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date: 25 Mar
The Landings on Gallipoli         -  April 25th1915  -     The plan seemed sound enough. With stalemate on the Western Front in the form of trench warfare another ploy was needed. The one put forward was knock Ottoman Turkey out of the war, open up...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
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  • WW1
date: 18 Mar 2019
The Sentencing of the Tolpuddle Martyrs      -  19thMarch 1834  -     The wages for farm labourers was falling. The average wage was 10 shillings a week but in Dorset, and in the village of Tolpuddle, this had fallen to 7 with further cuts on the...
tags:
  • 19th Century
  • Politics
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date: 16 Mar
1stFootball Association Challenge Cup Final   Kennington Oval   Wanderers 1 Royal Engineers 0        -  16thMarch 1872  -      At a meeting in the offices of the Sportsman in London on 20thJuly 1871 a proposal by Charles Alcock, the honorary...
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  • 19th Century
  • Football
  • Sport
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 06 Mar
The Capture of Château Gaillard     -  6th March 1204  -     Built in a single year, 1197-98, by Richard I, the Lionheart, Château Gaillard was one of the strongest and most up-to-date castles of its age. The word Gaillard itself means strong and...
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  • 13th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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