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date: 25 Oct
The Battle of Balaclava The Charge of the Light Brigade     -  October 25th1854  -     The decline of the powerful Ottoman Empire led to a struggle for supremacy between the Russians on the one side and the British and French on the other –...
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date: 16 Oct
The Death of Admiral Lord Nelson     -  21stOctober 1805  -     After the French Revolution (1789) there was a power vacuum in France that a certain man was to fill. His name was Napoleon. Initially Britain, with William Pitt the Younger as Prime...
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date: 28 Sep
William, Duke of Normandy, Lands at Pevensey     -  28thSeptember 1066  -     In history certain ‘inevitabilities’ are fashioned from events that happened some time ago due to the vagaries of hindsight and knowledge. William’s conquering of England...
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  • Anglo Saxon
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date: 20 Sep
The Battle of Fulford     -   20thSeptember 1066   –     The Norman invasion is a pivotal and much studied event in European history. Many have heard the story of Harold Godwinson attempting to defend England from invasions on two fronts, Harald...
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date: 06 Jun
D-Day -  6th June 1944 -     Two stories. One known the world over, one less so. The first story is well known 71 years on. At 6.30am 156,000 Allied troops landed on 5 beaches along a 50 mile stretch of Normandy beach, codenamed Utah, Omaha, Gold,...
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  • WW2