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January 2017

Culture UK:  Wassailing (6th) | Eve of St. Agnes (20th) | Folklore Year - Jan | Pantomime - Jan | Historic Birthdates - Jan |

Destinations UK:  Ironbridge 1781 (first tolls 1st) | SS Great Eastern Launch Ramp 1858 (31st) | Londons only lighthouse (music will end midnight 31st 2999) |

History of England:  Thames Frost Fairs 1608 | Siege of Sydney Street 1911 (3rd) | Battle Braddock Down 1643 (19th) |  Battle Nantwich 1644 (25th) | Oliver Cromwell executed 1661 (30th) |

History of Scotland: Act of Union 1707 (1st) | Greyfriars Bobby 1872 (died 14th) | Robert Burns & Haggis (25th) |  Burke and Hare 1829 (Burke hanged 28th) | Pittenween Witch Trial 1705 (30th) |

History of Wales: St. Dwynwen's Day (25th) |

History of Britain: Spanish Flu Pandemic 1918 | Battle Falkirk Moor 1746 (17th) | WW1 Zepplin Raids 1915 (19th) | Victoria Cross 1856 (29th) |

 

February 2017

Culture UK: Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday (between 3rd Feb and 9th March) | St. Valentine Day (14th) | Women and Children First 1852 (26th) | Leap Year Superstitions (29th) |  Folklore Year - Feb | Historic Birthdates - Feb |

Destinations UK: Secret London (TBC)

History of England: Giro Nazi Dog 1934 | Sweyn Forkbeard 1014 (died 3rd) | Shakespeare, Richard II and Rebellion 1601 (7th) | Lady Jane Grey beheaded 1554 (12th) | Second Battle St.Albans 1461 (17th) |

History of Scotland: Honours of Scotland 1818 (displayed 4th) | Mary, Queen of Scots 1587 (executed 8th) | Battle Ancrum Moor 1545 (27th) |

History of Wales: St Teilo (9th) | Last Invasion of Britain 1797 (23rd) |

History of Britain: Decimalisation 1971 (15th) | Steam Trains 1804 - Trevithick (21st) |

 

March 2017

Culture UK: Pace Egging (Easter) |  St. Piran's Day (5th) | Calcutta Cup 1871 (first international rugby match 27th) | Folklore Year - Mar & Easter | Historic Birthdates - Mar |

Destinations UK: St Davids (1st) | Burlington Arcade 1819 (opened 20th) |

History of England: Edward of York 1461 (first reign as king 4th) | Battle Boroughbridge 1322 (16th) | Tolpuddle Martyrs 1834 (sentenced 18th) | Battle Hopton Heath 1643 (19th) | Battle of Stow (21st) | Jacuetta of Luxembourg 1437 second marriage (before 23rd) | Battle of Towton 1461 (29th) | Scott of the Antarctic 1912 (last diary entry 29th) | Battle Cheriton 1644 (29th) | The 335 War 1651 (30th) |

History of Scotland: Robert William Thomson 1873 (death 8th) |

History of Wales: St. David's Day (1st) | St Patrick's Day (17th) | Joseph Jenkins 1869 (arrives in Australia 22nd) |

History of Britain: WWI Conscription 1916 (automatic enlistment 2nd) |

 

April 2017

Culture UK: April Fool (1st) | Pace Egging (Easter Sunday) | Folklore Year - Apr | Historic Birthdates - Apr |

Destinations UK: Algate Pump 1876 (report concerning water quality from "Pump of Death" 15th) | London's First Drinking Fountain 1859 (opened 21st) | Stratford-upon-Avon (23rd) | Newgate Prison Wall 1868 (last public hanging 26th) |

History of England: Black Monday 1360 (13th) | Battle of Barnet 1471 (14th) | Lionel Buster Crabb 1956 (last seen 19th) | St. George's Day (23rd) | 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare (23rd) | C B Fry 1872 (25th) | Mutiny on the Bounty 1789 (28th) |

History of Scotland:  Battle of Braes 1882 (19th) |

History of Wales: TBC

History of Britain: No Vote Census 1911 (2nd) | RMS Titanic (10th) | Battle Culloden 1746 (16th) | Queen Caroline 1821 (banned from George IV Coronation 29th) |

 

May 2017

Culture UK: Well Dressing | May Day Celebrations (1st) | Dorset Ooser (1st) |  Folklore Year - May | Historic Birthdates - May |

Destinations UK: Settle to Carlisle Railway 1876 (opened to passengers 1st) | Highgate Cemetry 1839 (consecrated 20th) | Manchester Ship Canal 1894 (opened 21st) |

History of England: Great Exhibition 1851 (1st) | Battle Tewksbury 1471 (4th) | Theft Crown Jewels 1671 (9th) | Jamestown 1607 (new colony founded 14th) | Battle Lewes 1264 (14th) |  Battle Stratton 1642 (16th) | Ascott Martyrs 1873 (charged 20th) | First Battle of St.Albans 1455 (22nd) |

History of Scotland: Battle Spoiling Dyke 1578 (no date) | Battle Auldearn 1645 (9th) | Captain William Kidd 1701 (hanged 23rd) |

History of Wales: Battle of St Fagans 1648 (8th) | Richard Wilson 1782 (died 15th) |

History of Britain: Crossword Panic 1944 (throughout May) | Act of Union 1707 (effective 1st) | Festival Of Britain 1951 (4th) |  VE Day 1945 (8th) |  TE Lawrence - death 1935 (19th) | Queen Victoria born 1819 (24th) | Empire Day (24th) | Dunkirk 1940 (evacuation starts 26th) |

 

June 2017

Culture UK: Well Dressing | Wimbledon | Chester Mystery Plays | Folklore Year - Jun | Historic Birthdates - Jun |

Destinations UK: Red Lion Square 1684 (10th) | Duke of Wellington's Mounting Stone (Waterloo 18th 1815) |

History of England: Death at Derby 1913 (4th) | Wat Tyler 1381 (13th) | Wat Tyler Peasants Revolt 1381 (met King Richard II 14th) | Battle Naseby 1645 (14th) | Magna Carta (king's seal 15th) | Battle of Stoke Field 1487 (16th) | Battle Chalgrove Field 1463 (17th) | John Cabot 1492 (24th) |   Battle Cropredy Bridge 1644 (29th) |  Battle Adwalton Moor 1643 (30th) |

History of Scotland: Black Agnes 1338 (10th) | Robert Stevenson 1772 (born 8th) | Battle Bothwell Bridge 1679 (22nd) | Bannockburn 1314 (23-24th)| Flora Macdonald 1746 (27th) |

History of Wales: Mold Riot 1869 (2nd) |

History of Britain: Coronation 1953 (2nd) | Death at the Derby 1913 (4th) | D-Day Mulberry Harbours 1944 (set sail 6th) | Pig War (15th) | Duchess of Richmonds Ball (15th) | War 1812 (started 18th) | Wellington 1815 (18th Waterloo) | Balck Hole Calcutta 1756 (20th) | Today in Time 1808 (21st) | Tooley St Fire 1861 (22nd) |

 

July 2017

Culture UK: St. Swithuns Day 862 (15th) | Folklore Year - Jul | Historic Birthdates - Jul |

Destinations UK: Bridgewater Canal 1761 (opened 17th July) |

History of England: Battle Marston Moor 1644 (2nd) | Battle Lansdowne Hill 1643 (5th) | Lady Jane Grey 1553 (reigned 10-19th) | Battle Langport 1645 (10th) | Battle of Northampton 1460 (10th) | Great Fire of London 1212 (started 10-12th) | Battle Roundway Down 1643 (13th) | Spanish Armada 1588 (19th) | Great French Armada 1545 (sighted 19th) | Battle Shrewsbury 1403 (21st) | Ratcliffe Fire 1794 (23rd) | Introduction of Tobacco 1586 (27th?) | Dr Robert Hooke 1635 (28th) |

History of Scotland:  Battle Alford 1645 (2nd) | Darien Scheme 1698 (set sail 12th) | Battle Halidon Hill 1333 (19th) | Jacobites & Two Pretenders 1745 (Bonnie Prince Charles landed 23rd) | Battle Harlaw 1411 (24th) | Battle Newburn 1640 (28th) |

History of Wales: Eisteddfod | Patagonia 1865 (settlers arrive 27th) |

History of Britain: Somme 1916 (1st) | SS Great Britain launch 1843 (19th) | Battle Killiecrankie 1689 (27th) |

 

August 2017

Culture UK: Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 (birth 6th) | Pendle Witch Trial 1612 (17th) | Folklore Year - Aug | Historic Birthdates - Aug |

Destinations UK: Tower Subway 1870 (railway opens 2nd) | Blenheim Palace 1704 (date of battle 13th) |

History of England: Height of South Sea Bubble 1720 | Battle of Evesham 1265 (4th) | Battle Maldon 991 (9th, poss 10th) | Royal Ascot 1711 (11th) | Disease in Medieval England (13th) | Peterloo 1819 (16th) | Pendle Witches 1612 (trial 17-19th) | Battle Bosworth Field 1485 (22nd) | Origins of English Civil War 1642 (22nd) | Battle of Crecy 1346 (26th) - Longbow | Jack the Ripper 1888 (first victim 31st) |

History of Scotland: Battle Otterburn 1388 (5th) | Battle Dupplin Moor 1332 (10-11th) | Sir Walter Scott 1771 (born 15th) | Duncan and MacBeth 1057 (MacBeth killed 15th) | Battle of Standard 1138 (22nd) | William Wallace 1305 (executed 23rd) | 

History of Wales: Llanelli Railway Riots 1911 (19th) | Sir Henry Morgan 1688 (died 25th) |

History of Britain: Smallpox Hospital Ships 1882 | Pathfinders Force 1942 - formation | 5th Battalion Norfolks 1915 (12th) | VJ Day 1945 (15th) | Battle Kilsyth 1645 (15th) | WW1 - Battle for Skies (19th) |  WW1 - Western Front (23rd) | War 1812 (White House set on fire 24th) | Shortest War in History 1896 (26th) |

 

September 2017

Culture UK: Michaelmas (29th) | Folklore Year - Sept | Historic Birthdates - Sept |

Destinations UK: Golden Boy Pye Corner 1666 (6th) | Battle 1066 (28th) |

History of England: Great Fire London 1666 (2nd) & Survivors of Great Fire | Battle Worcester 1651 (3rd) |  Max Woosnam 1892 (6th) | Battle of Poitiers 1356 (19th) - Longbow | Battle of Blore Heath 1459 (23rd) | Battle Rowton Heath 1645 (24th) | Battle Stamford Bridge 1066 (25th) | Francis Drake 1580 (circumnavigated globe 26th) | Norman Conquest 1066 (28th) | Sir Robert Peel 1829 (29th) |

History of Scotland: Battle of Dunbar 1650 (3rd) | Battle of Flodden 1513 (9th) | Battle Pinkie Cleugh 1547 (10th) | Battle Homildon 1402 (14th) | Helen Duncan 1944 (released from prison 22nd) | Scottish Piper War Heroes (Laidlaw 25th) | Anglo-Scottish Wars 1290 (death of Margaret, Maid of Norway 26th) | William Topaz McGonagall 1902 (death 29th) | Nova Scotia 1621 (charter 29th) |

History of Wales: TBA

History of Britain: Give us our 11 days 1752 (2nd) | King's Speech 1939 (3rd) | Cleopatra's Needle 1878 (erected 12th) | Battle Philiphaugh 1645 (13th) | Battle of Prestonpans (21st) |

 

October 2017

Culture UK: History of Halloween (31st) | Folklore Year - Oct | Historic Birthdates - Oct |

Destinations UK: French Cannons as Street Bollards (Trafalgar 21st) | Greenwich Meridian, Royal Observatory 1884 (22nd) |

History of England: Battle Winceby 1643 (11th) | Ceremony of Quit Rents 1211 (after 11th) | Disease in Medieval England 1399 (13th) | Battle of Hastings (14th) | Great London Tornado 1091 (23rd) | Battle and Phantom Battle of Edgehill 1642 (23rd) | War of Jenkins' Ear 1739 (23rd) | Agincourt 1415 (25th) - Longbow |

History of Scotland: Deacon William Brody 1788 (hanged 1st) | Battle Nevilles Cross 1346 (17th) | Halloween in Scotland (31st) |

History of Wales: TBA

History of Britain: Dying for Humbug 1858 | Napoleon Exile St Helena 1815 (15th) | London Beer Flood 1814 (17th) | Trafalgar Day 1805 (21st) | Admiral Collingwood 1805 (21st) | Nelson 1805 (21st) | Captain Cook born 1728 (27th) |

 

November 2017

Culture UK: Pantomime | Bonfire Night 1950's (5th) | Martinmas (11th) | Folklore Year - Nov | Historic Birthdates - Nov |

Destinations UK:  Tyburn Tree Gallows 1783 (last used 3rd) | Pontcysyllte Aqueduct 1805 (opened 26th) | Eleanor Crosses 1290 (death 28th) | St Andrews (30th) |

History of England: Guy Fawkes 1605 (5th) | Jack The Ripper 1888 (last murder 9th) | Jack Sheppard 1724 (hanged 16th) | Love Life of Virgin Queen 1558 (17th) | St Edmund, the first patron saint of England (20th) |

History of Scotland: St Margaret 1093 (16th) | Battle Solway Moss 1542 (24th) | St. Andrew (30th) & Stone of Destiny returned 1996 (30th) |

History of Wales: Dylan Thomas 1953 (death 9th) |

History of Britain: Thankful Villages | Passchedale 1917 (6th) | Stanley - Livingstone 1871 (10th) | Battle Sheriffmuir 1715 (13th) | Gorbals Whisky Flood 1906 (21st) |

 

December 2017

Culture UK: Christmas Crackers | Darker side of Christmas | St. Nicholas Day circa 343 (6th) | George Eliot 1891 (born 22nd) | Old Glory & Cutty Wren (26th) | Folklore Year - Dec | Historic Birthdates - Dec |

Destinations UK: Rochester | Execution Dock 1830 (last used 16th) |

History of England: Tudor Christmas | Medieval Christmas |  Anglo-Saxon Christmas | The Life of Charles Dickens | Sweyn Forkbeard 1013 (declared king 25th) | Thomas Becket 1170 (murdered 29th), also King Henry II | East India Company 1600 (founded 31st) |  Lancashire Cotton Famine 1862 (support against slavery 31st) |

History of Scotland:  Thomas Cochrane 1775 (born 14th) | Eilean Mor 1900 (26th) | Hogmanay (31st) |

History of Wales: Christmas Traditions of Wales |

History of Britain: Victorian Christmas | Georgian Christmas | Dickin medal first awarded 1943 (2nd) | Barnbow Lasses 1916 - 100 years (5th) | Zulu War 1878 (11th) | Lewes Snow Drop 1836 (27th) |