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date: 01 Nov
The First View of the paintings on the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel     -  1st November 1512   -       Pope Julius II celebrated his first mass in the Sistine Chapel for four years on All Saints’ Day 1512 due to, what might be called in modern...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Classical Art
  • Religion
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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...
tags:
  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • Religion
  • This week in history
date: 13 Feb
The Collapse of the Central Tower of Ely Cathedral    - 13th February 1322 -    The monks had just finished the service of matins, around 4.30am, in the monastery at Ely. There was a noise so loud that they believed they were suffering an earthquake...
tags:
  • 14th Century
  • Medieval
  • Religion
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date: 05 Aug
The Mayflower Sets Sail for the New World  -  August 5th 1620  -     The religious turmoil of sixteenth century Britain, the split from Rome under Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy in 1535, the establishment of the Church of England under Henry, then...
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  • 17th Century
  • American History
  • Explorers
  • Religion
  • This week in history
date: 10 Mar
Charles I dissolves Parliament to start his ‘Personal Rule’    - 10th March 1629 -    During the reign of James I Parliament had grown increasingly powerful and was using finance as a way of exerting more and more power over the monarch. However,...
tags:
  • 17th Century
  • English Civil War
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • This week in history