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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
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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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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
  • This week in history