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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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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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date: 24 Nov
Abel Tasman Sights a New Island South of Australia     -  24thNovember 1642  -     Born in Lutjegast, Netherlands, around 1603, Tasman worked for the Dutch East India Company on anti-smuggling raids and other marine exercises before receiving his...
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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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date: 29 Aug
The Battle of Worcester and Charles II’s Escape to France     -  September 3rd 1651  -     The English Civil War, fought over the way and the right to govern the country, amongst other things, had its start and end within two miles of each other –...
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