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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on crime & punishment in Victorian times
date: 19 Jun
The Establishment of the London Metropolitan Police   -  June 19th 1829  -       Glasgow had one from 1800. Ireland had the newly established Royal Irish Constabulary. Local authorities had always been in charge of law and order in England but it...
  • 19th Century
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  • Victorians
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the Magna Carta over 150 years earlier
date: 12 Jun
The Peasants’ Revolt Reaches London     -  June 12th1381  -     In 1990 much of Britain was erupting in violence as the full impact of the hated Poll Tax was taking effect. Police were fighting running battles with rioters in Trafalgar Square as...
  • 14th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • Politics
date: 06 Jun
D-Day     -  6th  June 1944  -     Two stories.  One known the world over, one less so.  The first story is well known 71 years on. At 6.30am 156,000 Allied troops landed on 5 beaches along a 50 mile stretch of Normandy beach, codenamed Utah, Omaha...
  • 20th Century
date: 27 May
The Crowning of King John     -  May 27th1199 in Westminster Abbey  -     After the death of his popular brother, Richard I, on April 6th in France from injuries sustained from a crossbow bolt, John quickly seized the treasury at Chinon. He had...
  • 12th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on Edward Jenner and smallpox
date: 14 May
Edward Jenner conducts his first Inoculation against smallpox     -  May 14th 1796  -     May 14th 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against the deadly disease, smallpox.    Smallpox was the greatest killer of Jenner's time...
  • 18th Century
  • Scientists
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