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date: 12 Jun
The Peasants’ Revolt Reaches London     -  June 12th1381  -     In 1990 much of Britain was erupting in violence as the full impact of the hated Poll Tax was taking effect. Police were fighting running battles with rioters in Trafalgar Square as...
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  • 14th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • Politics
date: 18 Mar 2019
The Sentencing of the Tolpuddle Martyrs      -  19thMarch 1834  -     The wages for farm labourers was falling. The average wage was 10 shillings a week but in Dorset, and in the village of Tolpuddle, this had fallen to 7 with further cuts on the...
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  • 19th Century
  • Politics
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date: 19 Feb
The Publication of the Communist Party Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels       -  21st February 1848  -     From two very different backgrounds two men became close friends and collaborators on a project that would change world politics...
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  • 19th Century
  • Politics
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date: 18 Jan
The Paris Peace Conference      -  18thJanuary 1919  -     Two months after the official Armistice on 11th November 1918 the matter of how to settle the outstanding issues was hotly debated in Paris. This conference was to result in the Treaty of...
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  • 20th Century
  • Politics
  • World War 1
  • WW1
date: 01 Nov 2018
The First American President lives in the White House     -  1stNovember 1800  -     After the inauguration of George Washington as President in 1789 plans were made to design and build a President’s house in a federal district of the capital,...
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  • American History
  • Politics
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