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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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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
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  • WW2
date: 08 May
Joan of Arc lifts the Siege of Orléans     -  8th May 1429  -     A war that was to last over 100 years, fought between mighty Kings of Europe, including the finest knights both sides could muster over vast tracts of land was, in effect, decided by...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • Religion
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date: 29 Mar
The Battle of Towton     -  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...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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date: 29 Aug
The Battle of Worcester and Charles II’s Escape to France     -  September 3rd 1651  -     The English Civil War, fought over the way and the right to govern the country, amongst other things, had its start and end within two miles of each other –...
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  • 17th Century
  • Battles
  • English Civil War
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 16 Aug
The Battle of the Spurs   -  16th August 1513  -     This particular foray of Henry VIII’s was one in a long line of adventures on the Continent. At a time when we are talking Brexit, Henry seemed very keen on Europe. This was four years into his...
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  • 16th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
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