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History of England


Every month we present new feature articles relating to the history of this green and pleasant land. From ancient battlefields to famous people, hangings to national celebrations, we've got something to interest everyone.

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  • The Great Fire of London

    The Great Fire of London

    The people of London who had managed to survive the Great Plague in 1665 must have thought that the year 1666 could only be better, and couldn't possibly be worse! Poor souls...

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  • John Cabot and the first Englishmen in America

    John Cabot and the first Englishmen in America

    Forget Christopher Columbus... this is the story of John Cabot, a Venetian captain who led the first ever European expedition to the North American mainland, flying the flag for England.

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  • Spanish Armada

    Spanish Armada

    The Spanish Armada set sail from Spain in July 1588, with the mission of overthrowing the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I and restoring Catholic rule over England...

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  • Henry VIII

    Henry VIII

    King Henry VIII is best known for his six wives. But Henry was also a complex man: intelligent, boisterous, flamboyant, extravagant. Athletic, musical, a poet. Ruthless, arrogant, passionate...

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  • The East India Company

    The East India Company

    Based on the site where the Lloyd’s building is today, East India House was the headquarters of the largest and most powerful company that the world has ever seen...The East India Company.

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