Famous Historical Events

The Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings in 1066, by Francois Hippolyte Debon (1845) The Battle of Hastings happened on October 14th 1066. It was between the invading French-Norman army and the English army. The French-Norman army won and took control of England. A Struggle for Power in England When King Edward the…
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The Interregnum

Painting of the Interregnum by John Weesop In January 1649 the British king Charles I was found guilty of treason and executed. For the next 11 years (1649 to 1660) the country operated as a republic. The time was divided into two parts - The Rump Parliament (1649-1653), and the…
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Prohibition

Prohibition is the ban of making, selling and transportation of alcohol. It was enforced in the USA between 1920 and 1933. Build-up Women were a major force in the temperance movement From the establishment of Christian faith European colonies in the 17th century, religious ideology has always played a large…
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James Bulger Murder

James Bulger 2-year old James Bulger was killed on February 12th 1993. The young age of his killers (10-year olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables) and manner of his killing caused major discussion in the UK as to how young people can be tried for murder. The efforts to release…
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The Battle of Culloden

The Battle of Culloden happened on April 16th, 1746, near Inverness, Scotland. The crest of the House of Stuart The Lead-up The Jacobites were a group of Scottish Highlanders who wanted to restore The House of Stuart to the British throne. The reason for this was largely due to the…
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Virginia Tech Shootings

The Virginia Tech Massacre occurred on April 16th, 2007, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksberg, Virginia. It resulted in 32 deaths (not including the gunman) and 17 injuries and was the worst shooting by a single gunman in America's history. The Event Students were locked in classrooms…
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