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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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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
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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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date: 26 Aug
The Battle of Crécy     -  26thAugust 1346  -       A new type of warfare, that was to last until the nineteenth century, was unleashed by Edward III on the French in the fourteenth century – projectile warfare. Before gunfire the use of massed...
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  • 14th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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date: 02 Aug
The Death of William II (Rufus)   -      2nd August 1100  -       Accident or assassination?  “William Rufus had a red face, yellow hair, different coloured eyes, astonishing strength, though not very tall and his belly rather projecting. He had a...
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  • 12th Century
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  • Medieval
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