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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the Norman invasion
date: 28 Sep
William, Duke of Normandy, Lands at Pevensey     -  28th September 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...
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  • 11th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
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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
  • This week in history
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...
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  • 14th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • Politics
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...
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  • 12th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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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
  • This week in history