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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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  • Matthew Hopkins, Witch-Finder General

    Matthew Hopkins, Witch-Finder General

    Matthew Hopkins, Witch-Finder General. He and his associates are believed to have been responsible for the deaths of 300 women, accused of witchcraft, between 1644 and 1646...

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  • The Glorious Revolution 1688

    The Glorious Revolution 1688

    The Revolution of 1688 that deposed King James II and put William III and Mary II on the throne of England, sometimes called the Glorious, or Bloodless, Revolution.

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  • York's Roman Emperors

    York's Roman Emperors

    York and the Roman emperors who died there: Septimius Severus and Constantius Chlorus. Both men, career soldiers, would meet their end at York, Roman Eboracum...

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  • The Black Death

    The Black Death

    Was the Black Death of 1348 - 1350 really such a disaster? Around 40% of the population of England perished, but for the peasants who survived, life began to improve...

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  • Lady Penelope Devereux

    Lady Penelope Devereux

    Lady Penelope Devereux was a prominent figure in the courts of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. The sister of the Earl of Essex, she was a famous beauty, well educated, an excellent dancer - and involved in religious and political intrigue...

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  • The Ceremony of Quit Rents

    The Ceremony of Quit Rents

    Every October, in a ceremony dating back to 1211, something rather odd happens. The City of London pays rent to the Crown on two pieces of land, even though it no longer knows their exact locations!

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