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date: 30 Jan
The Death of Mohandas K. Gandhi - 30th January 1948 -    At 5.10pm on 30th January Gandhi entered the garden of Birla House, New Delhi, to attend an evening prayer meeting. He ascended the four steps to the prayer mandap, a platform put up for the...
tags:
  • 20th Century
  • Assassination
  • Biography
  • Politics
  • Religion
date: 06 Jan
January:  New Beginnings  -  January is a time of new beginnings and starts. It is perhaps worth remembering why the month is so called. All the months of our calendar come from Roman times before Christ.  January itself is named after Janus the God...
tags:
  • Religion
  • Roman
  • This week in history
date: 21 Mar
The Execution of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer  -   March 21st 1556.     The first half of the sixteenth century saw a massive upheaval in the Church with the spread of Protestantism – the ideals of the German cleric Martin Luther. Nowhere was this more...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Religion
  • Tudor
date: 25 Dec
Christmas is the day when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, who they consider to be the Son of God. The name itself comes from the Mass of Christ which is where they remember that Jesus died for them and came back to life....
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  • Religion
  • Roman
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 01 Nov
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 parlance, a “makeover”. The scaffolding was down and the ceiling was exposed for all...
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  • 16th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Classical Art
  • Religion
  • This week in history