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date: 20 Sep
The Battle of Fulford     -   20thSeptember 1066   –     The Norman invasion is a pivotal and much studied event in European history. Many have heard the story of Harold Godwinson attempting to defend England from invasions on two fronts, Harald...
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  • 11th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
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date: 08 Sep
The Unveiling of Michelangelo’s David       -  8th September 1504  -     The Italian Renaissance painter and architect Giorgio Vasari said that once you had seen Michelangelo’s David there was no point in ever seeing another sculpture – such was its...
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  • 16th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Classical Art
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date: 26 Aug
The Battle of Crécy     -  26thAugust 1346  -       A new type of warfare, that was to last until the nineteenth century, was unleashed by Edward III on the French in the fourteenth century – projectile warfare. Before gunfire the use of massed...
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  • 14th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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date: 16 Aug
The Peterloo Massacre     -  16th August 1819  -     The end of the Napoleonic War brought economic hardship to many in the UK.  This was especially so in the North-West area of England, home to many of the cotton mills, weavers, spinners and the...
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  • 19th Century
  • Politics
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date: 02 Aug
The Death of William II (Rufus)   -      2nd August 1100  -       Accident or assassination?  “William Rufus had a red face, yellow hair, different coloured eyes, astonishing strength, though not very tall and his belly rather projecting. He had a...
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  • 12th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
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