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Archbishop William Laud

Archbishop William Laud was one of the senior advisors to Charles I. William Laud was a loyal supporter of the king but Laud was to pay for this loyalty with his life. William Laud was born in 1573 in Reading, Berkshire. His father was a wealthy clothing merchant. Laud was educated at Reading Grammar School and St.
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Tudor Sports and Pastimes

Sport and pastimes in Tudor England tended to mirror the likes and dislikes of the king or queen who reigned at this time. Henry VIII had a great love for certain sports, especially hunting, while his daughter, Elizabeth, liked pastimes which we would find very cruel such as bear-baiting and bear-gardens.
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Lord Kitchener

Lord Kitchener was Secretary of State for War when World War One was declared on August 4 th 1914. Lord Kitchener had been a career soldier and unlike many senior commanders in the UK Army, Kitchener did not believe that the war would be over by Christmas 1914. Kitchener informed the Cabinet of his views.
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Declaration of Breda of 1660

The Declaration of Breda was issued in 1660. The Declaration was a well-judged move by Charles II and Edward Hyde, the future Earl of Clarendon as it paved the way for Charles to return to Britain as king of England. The Declaration of Breda seemed to offer something for everyone such was the ambiguity of it but it was more than sufficient for General Monck to support the return of Charles.
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The sinking of the Bismarck

The Bismarck, probably Germany's most famous battleship in World War Two, was sunk on May 27th 1941. The Bismarck had already sunk HMS Hood before being sunk herself. For many, the end of the Hood and Bismarck symbolised the end of the time when battleships were the dominant force in naval warfare, to be replaced by submarines and aircraft carriers and the advantages these ships gave to naval commanders.
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D-Day Index

June 6th 1944 D-Day Press Coverage 7th June 1944 June 6th 1944 Timeline COSSAC Plan Background to Operation Overlord D Day and Evacuated Villages Operation Tiger Operation Overlord Operation Neptune Normandy Beaches in 1944 Sword Beach Midget Submarines and D Day Juno Beach Gold Beach Omaha Beach Utah Beach Pegasus Bridge Major John Howard The Mulberry Harbour Stanley Hollis General Percy Hobart The Funnies of Percy Hobart Duplex Drive Tank Miles Dempsey Private William Richardson Advanced Landing Grounds
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