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date: 28 Jun
The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand   -  Sarajevo – June 28th1914  -     “I seized the Archduke by the collar of his uniform, to stop his head from dropping forward and asked if he was in great pain. He answered me quite distinctly, ‘It’s...
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  • Politics
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  • World War 1
  • WW1
date: 06 Nov 2017
  School’s fallen heroes remembered through competition winner’s films   In January 2016, Squaducation announced a new competition for schools, My EPIC ERA. Launched as a national history based competition, its aim was to enthuse children and help...
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  • 20th Century
  • Education
  • News
  • World War 1
  • WW1
date: 26 Jun
Queen Victoria awards the First Victoria Crosses       -  26th June 1857  -     There are occasions when the written press makes valuable contributions to British life. William Howard Russell, of The Times, was one such member. The Crimean War was...
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  • 19th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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  • Victorians
  • World War 1
  • WW2
date: 09 Nov 2016
MY EPIC ERA 2016 – THE RESULTS ARE EPIC!   In January 2016, Squaducation announced a new competition for schools, My EPIC ERA. Launched as a national history based competition, its aim was to enthuse children and help them create and develop a...
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  • Education
  • General
  • World War 1
  • WW1
date: 15 Jun
The Founding of the Women’s Institute in the UK     -  June 16th 1915  -   For many the WI is the epitome of Britishness - cake, Jam and Jerusalem. What some may not know is that this very British institution was originally started in Stoney Creek,...
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  • Art & Culture
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  • World War 1