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date: 13 Feb
The Collapse of the Central Tower of Ely Cathedral    - 13th February 1322 -    The monks had just finished the service of matins, around 4.30am, in the monastery at Ely. There was a noise so loud that they believed they were suffering an earthquake...
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  • 14th Century
  • Medieval
  • Religion
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date: 22 Aug
The Battle of Bosworth   -  August 22nd 1485  -     "A horse, a horse, my Kingdom for a horse.” These famous words from Shakespeare’s Richard III speak of the frustration of the King, Richard, as he saw his crown and life slipping away from him....
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 03 Apr
The Crowning of Edward, The Confessor  -  3rd April 1042.     Vitae Ædwardi Regis, the book on the life of Edward, commissioned by his wife, describes the Anglo-Saxon King as “Of outstanding height and distinguished by his milky white hair and beard...
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  • 11th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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date: 25 Oct
Friday 25th October 1415  -  "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” So said Churchill about the pilots and ground crew who won the Battle of Britain in 1940 against the might of the German Luftwaffe.   In...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
date: 24 Aug
26th August 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 ranks of longbow men became a...
tags:
  • 14th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history