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date: 05 Aug
The Mayflower Sets Sail for the New World  -  August 5th 1620  -     The religious turmoil of sixteenth century Britain, the split from Rome under Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy in 1535, the establishment of the Church of England under Henry, then...
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date: 10 Mar
Charles I dissolves Parliament to start his ‘Personal Rule’    - 10th March 1629 -    During the reign of James I Parliament had grown increasingly powerful and was using finance as a way of exerting more and more power over the monarch. However,...
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  • English Civil War
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date: 29 Jun
The Original Globe Theatre Burns Down   -   29th June 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 Men’, was built...
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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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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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