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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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  • 19th Century
  • Battles
  • Empires
  • This week in history
  • Warfare
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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  • 19th Century
  • Battles
  • This week in history
date: 08 Oct
Robert Stephenson’s Locomotive, The Rocket, wins the Rainhill Trials     -  8thOctober 1829  -     Stephenson family will be forever remembered as one of the key railway families in our Island’s history. George Stephenson is even known as the father...
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  • 19th Century
  • Inventors
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 16 Aug
The Peterloo Massacre     -  16th August 1819  -     The end of the Napoleonic War brought economic hardship to many in the UK.  This was especially so in the North-West area of England, home to many of the cotton mills, weavers, spinners and the...
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  • 19th Century
  • Politics
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date: 09 Jul
The First Wimbledon Championships      -  July 9th 1877  -     The very first championships held by the All England Club, Wimbledon, were about as far removed from today’s version as one could possibly imagine. The only similarity was the rain delay...
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  • 19th Century
  • Sport
  • This week in history
  • Victorians