Category Archives: History

How the mighty have fallen

On this day in 1912, The World’s largest Ocean Liner of its time, The Titanic, sank after colliding with an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Titanic facts- Check out the website below for more facts and information about The Titanic- … Continue reading

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The Battle continues

Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet – Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians and kill the Earl of Warwick.

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Let Battle commense

  Wars of the Roses: King Edward IV of England seizes London from Henry VI.

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What is that?

“What on earth is that?” This was the cry from many Londoners in 1633, when the first banana arrived in the UK and was sold in the markets of London. At the time, scientists only knew them as plantains, but … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day

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Where’s my Mummy?

On this day in 1989, a 4400 year old Egyptian mummy was discovered near the Pyramid of Cheops.

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A return visit

On this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the New World.

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1 million down, millions more to come

Today marks 1 million days since the foundation of Rome on April 21st, 753 BC.

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Role reversal

On this day in 1530, King Henry VIII’s divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England’s church.

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A Royal Wedding

On this day in 1840, British Queen Victoria (20) marries her cousin Albert (20) of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later the Prince Consort at St James’ Palace.

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