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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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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the execution of King Charles I
date: 09 Feb
-  The Burial of Charles I  -     On the night of 9thFebruary 1649 Charles I was buried in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. The commission set up to try the monarch refused permission for him to be buried in Westminster Abbey so he was laid to rest in...
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  • 17th Century
  • English Civil War
  • Kings & Queens
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the execution
date: 30 Jan
The Execution of Charles I     -  January 30th 1649  -     It was a bitterly cold Tuesday, 30th January. A scaffold had been erected in Whitehall. The platform had been covered with a black cloth. A block stood in the middle. This was the block on...
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  • 17th Century
  • English Civil War
  • Kings & Queens
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date: 10 Dec
The Abdication of Edward VIII     -  10/11thDecember 1936  -     On 10th December 1936 Edward VIII executed an “Instrument of Abdication”. This was given legal effect the following day when he gave Royal assent to “His Majesty’s Declaration of...
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  • 20th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the Bayeux Tapestry
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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