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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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  • 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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  • William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare

    The most famous of all English playwrights was born in 1564 and died on St Georges Day, in 1616. His birthday is celebrated on 23rd April in Stratford-upon-Avon...

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  • St George - Patron Saint of England

    St George - Patron Saint of England

    St Georges Day is celebrated on April 23rd. But how much do we know about England's patron saint?...

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