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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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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...
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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...
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  • Biography
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