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Future Queen Elizabeth Marries Philipe Mountbatten

20th November 1947 Future British Queen Marries Philip Mountbatten

The future queen of the United Kingdom on the 19th November 1947 marries Philip Mountbatten. Elizabeth married at the age of 21 to Philip, a Greek prince. Before the marriage could take place Philip had top become a naturalised British citizen. The wedding took place when the country was still under rationing, the material for the …

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Winston Churchill

26th October 1953 Churchill returns as Prime Minister

The Return of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   The Wartime leader returned to being Prime Minister a second time after the Conservative party one the 26th October 1953 General Election, defeating Clement Attlee at 77.  The slogan of the election the Conservatives ran on was a ‘Strong and Free’ Britain. Conservatives …

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Robert Walpole

22nd September 1735 Prime Minister Walpole sets the 10 Downing St house in motion

1735 Britain’s First Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole moves into 10 Downing Street. Robert Walpole 1st Earl of Offord Born 1676 –  Died 1745 This was during The Reign of King George the I and George the II. Dates in office: 1721- 1742 Walpole was also the longest serving Prime Minister Educated at Eaton and …

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18th September 1709 Dr Samuel Johnson dictionary legend was born 2

18th September 1709 Dr Samuel Johnson dictionary legend was born

1709 Samuel Johnson was born on this day. He was an English Writer, Lexicographer, poet, critic biographer essayist. He was often known as Dr Johnson and most associated for his work Johnson’s  A Dictionary of the English Language 1755. Samuel Johnson born 1709- 1784 Samuel Johnson had the misfortune to catch an illness a type …

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14th September 1982 Princess Grace of Monaco London remembers 4

14th September 1982 Princess Grace of Monaco London remembers

1982 Princess Grace of Monaco died in a car crash near Monte Carlo. The Princess was formerly known as Grace Kelly the Hollywood Film star. She was 52. The Connaught hotel in London, she called her second home, she also visited the nearby fashion houses in Mount Street. The V&A Museum ran an exhibition in …

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