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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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  • 11th Century
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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
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  • 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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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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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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