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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on Saxon armour and weapons
date: 22 Jul
The Discovery of the Sutton Hoo Helmet   -  28thJuly 1939  -     “I think it’s fair to say that the Sutton Hoo helmet is the face of the Anglo-Saxons, perhaps even all of the early middle ages in Europe. It is shown on numerous book covers, got its...
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  • 20th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on life in a Roman town
date: 18 Jul
The Great Fire of Rome     -  July 18/19  64AD  -     ‘Nero fiddled while Rome burned’ is a well-known phrase. It has a double meaning. Firstly that Nero was wholly ineffectual as a leader but he also played music and lived a decadent lifestyle...
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  • Emperors
  • Roman
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on sport in the Victorian times
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
date: 29 Jun
The Burning Down of the Original Globe Theatre     -  29thJune 1613  -       In 1597 a certain Mr Allen failed to renew the lease on the land on which the theatre owned by Richard Burbage, the leading actor in a company named ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s...
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  • 17th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on crime & punishment in Victorian times
date: 19 Jun
The Establishment of the London Metropolitan Police   -  June 19th 1829  -       Glasgow had one from 1800. Ireland had the newly established Royal Irish Constabulary. Local authorities had always been in charge of law and order in England but it...
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  • 19th Century
  • This week in history
  • Victorians