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date: 15 Jun
The Signing of the Magna Carta   -  June 15th1215  -     On the banks of the River Thames at Runnymede, near Egham, a memorial stands in a field. It was given by the American Bar Association and erected in 1957. It represents something very special...
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  • 13th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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date: 08 May
Joan of Arc lifts the Siege of Orléans     -  8th May 1429  -     A war that was to last over 100 years, fought between mighty Kings of Europe, including the finest knights both sides could muster over vast tracts of land was, in effect, decided by...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • Religion
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date: 23 Apr
The Establishment of the Order of the Garter     -  April 23rd1348 (1344)  -     What do the following people have in common – Edward, the Black Prince, Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, The Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Robert Walpole,...
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  • 14th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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date: 12 Apr
The First Union Flag   - 12th April 1606  -     On the death of the last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I, the nearest relative was James VI of Scotland. He was the great, great grandson of Henry VII through the marriage of Henry’s daughter, Margaret...
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  • 17th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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date: 29 Mar
The Battle of Towton     -  Palm Sunday, 29th March 1461  -     Described as one of the bloodiest, largest and longest in our history the battle of Towton was one of the many battles fought between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists in the Wars of...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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