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date: 05 Nov
The Gunpowder Plot   -  5th November 1605 -       Remember, Remember; The Fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason and plot; I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!” This was an English Folk Verse from around 1870. It...
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  • 17th Century
  • Assassination
  • Politics
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date: 04 Sep
The Great Fire of London - 1666 - Sunday Sept 2nd – Thursday 6th September - The population of London in 1600 was between 200,000 and 250,000 people. It was a fast growing city with distinct areas. Some grand houses lined the streets but...
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  • 17th Century
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date: 29 Jun
The Burning Down of the Original Globe Theatre     -  29thJune 1613  -       In 1597 a certain Mr Allen failed to renew the lease on the land on which the theatre owned by Richard Burbage, the leading actor in a company named ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s...
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  • Art & Culture
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  • Tudor
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
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