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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
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date: 15 Jun
15th June 1215  -  On the banks of the River Thames at Runnymede, near Egham, a memorial stands in a field. It was given by the American Bar Association and erected in 1957. It represents something very special to the American people and is taught...
tags:
  • 13th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
date: 29 Mar
Palm Sunday, 29th March 1461  -  Described as one of the bloodiest, largest and longest in our history the battle of Towton was one of the many battles fought between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists in the Wars of the Roses. This civil war started...
tags:
  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
date: 18 Feb
18th February 1478 Malmsey is a sweet wine from Madeira that was very much enjoyed by English nobles in the 15th Century. The name is thought to come from the port of Monemvasia, a bustling Greek port and became strongly associated with the...
tags:
  • 15th Century
  • Biography
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
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