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A Queen is laid to rest

On this day in 1901, the funeral of Queen Victoria took place in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, England. Victoria (1819-1901) was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837–1901) and empress of India (1876–1901). She was the last of the House of Hanover and gave her name to an era, the Victorian Age. During her reign the English monarchy … Read moreA Queen is laid to rest

O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou?

On this day in 1597, English scholars believe today that the first date that one of play writer William Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet, was first performed. Synopsis In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a … Read moreO Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou?

The Silent Sentinals

On this day in 1917, The Suffragettes or the “Silent Sentinels”, 1st protested outside The White House,in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party. The word ‘suffrage’ means having the right to vote in political elections. The Suffragettes campaigned for women to have this right. In Britain the organisation was led by Emmeline … Read moreThe Silent Sentinals


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