Category Archives: History

Air Raid Shelter part 2

After 6LH’s visit yesterday, it’s the turn of 6RH to visit the Air Raid Shelter in Stockport- don’t forget to post your comments about what you thought of the trip!

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Air Raid Shelter part 1

Today 6LH will be visiting the Stockport Air Raid Shelter to help them understand more about their Learning Challenge topic of World War II. Don’t forget to post your comments about what you saw, thought and learnt on your trip!

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A new Queen ascends

In 1558, Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Queen “Bloody” Mary. Queen Elizabeth II is the male-line great-granddaughter of Edward VII, who inherited the crown from his mother, Queen Victoria. His father, Victoria’s consort, was … Continue reading

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An eye for an eye

World War II 1940: In response to the levelling of Coventry by the German Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.

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WANTED!

On this day in 1720, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial. Anne Bonny (unknown, possibly 1697 – unknown, possibly April 1782) was an Irish pirate operating in the … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Parade

Today will be the Remembrance Day Parade, it is the closest Sunday to 11th November. Here is a picture of the Cenotaph in London, where many members of the Royal Family, Religious Leaders, Members of Parliament, members from the Armed … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Today is officially known as Remembrance Day. At the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, a 2 minute silence will be held around the world to remember those who gave their lives during World War I, … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. James I had, after all, had a Catholic mother. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Double Did you know?

On this day in 1922, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt AND In 2008, Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.

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Ahead of the rest

On this day in 1534, the English parliament accepts the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII the Head of Church of England.

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