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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 Tudor, to...
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  • Kings & Queens
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date: 05 Nov
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 is true too. It never has...
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  • 17th Century
  • Assassination
  • Politics
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date: 02 Sep
Sunday Sept 2nd – Thursday 6th September 1666.  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 there were hovels too. In 1571 the Royal...
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date: 09 Feb
On the night of 9th February 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 the Henry VIII vault. His son,...
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  • Biography
  • Education
  • English Civil War
  • Kings & Queens
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