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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the Battle for Stamford Bridge
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
  • Anglo Saxon
  • Kings & Queens
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on Samuel Pepys eye witness account
date: 04 Sep
The Great Fire of London - 1666 - Sunday Sept 2nd – Thursday 6th September - The population of London in 1600 was between 200,000 and 250,000 people. It was a fast growing city with distinct areas. Some grand houses lined the streets but...
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  • 17th Century
  • This week in history
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on Saxon armour and weapons
date: 22 Jul
The Discovery of the Sutton Hoo Helmet   -  28thJuly 1939  -     “I think it’s fair to say that the Sutton Hoo helmet is the face of the Anglo-Saxons, perhaps even all of the early middle ages in Europe. It is shown on numerous book covers, got its...
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  • 20th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
  • This week in history
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on life in a Roman town
date: 18 Jul
The Great Fire of Rome     -  July 18/19  64AD  -     ‘Nero fiddled while Rome burned’ is a well-known phrase. It has a double meaning. Firstly that Nero was wholly ineffectual as a leader but he also played music and lived a decadent lifestyle...
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  • Emperors
  • Roman
  • This week in history
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on sport in the Victorian times
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