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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: 05 Jul
Churchill’s Crushing Election Defeat   -  5thJuly 1945  -     The Second World War shook up society to its core. Scholars have spent their entire lives attempting to uncover its political, cultural and social ramifications. The United Kingdom’s 1945...
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  • Politics
  • This week in history
  • WW2
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on Life in the trenches in WW1
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
  • This week in history
  • World War 1
  • WW1
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on crime & punishment in the Victorian era
date: 19 Jun
The Establishment of the London Metropolitan Police   -  June 19th1829  -       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 was...
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  • 19th Century
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on The basic principles of the Magna Carta
date: 15 Jun
The Signing of the Magna Carta   -  June 15th1215  -     On the banks of the River Thames at Runnymede, near Egham, a memorial stands in a field. It was given by the American Bar Association and erected in 1957. It represents something very special...
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  • 13th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
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