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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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Frank Bruno Born Today

16th November 1961 Frank Bruno the boxer was born in London

 Frank Bruno London born Boxer One of Britains best-known sports personalities through the 1980s and ’90s, Frank Bruno was born on the 16th November 1961, Wandsworth in South West London. Career Professional Boxer in 1982 21 consecutive knockouts 45 Fights, 40 wins, 5 losses European Heavyweight championship win with a KO WBA tight fight against …

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Guy Fawkes Gun Powder Plot

5th November Guy Fawkes, the stage Westminster London, 1605 and 36 barrels of gunpowder

Westminster, London 1605, the Houses of Parliament was the target of a very elaborate plot, Guy Fawkes and 36 barrels of gunpowder ready to blow.     These were troubling times in England, it was illegal to be Catholic, despite the brief return to Catholic rule under Queen Mary 1 a few years earlier. In …

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william shakespear tempest

1st November 1611 Shakespeares Tempest performed for the King

The actors performed the Play the ‘Tempest’ by William Shakespeare for King James I on the 1st November 1611   On the day of ‘All Hallows’ otherwise known as ‘All Saints day’ on the 1st November 1611, the evening was complete with Shakespearian play ‘The Tempest’. The acting company “The Kingsmen” performed the play at …

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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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1963 the start of DR WHO

23rd October 1963 BBC Launch the first Dr Who

In 1963, the first Dr Who The BBC launched a science fiction program about a time-travelling Doctor. William Hartnell was the first ‘Doctor’. It wasn’t until December 1963 that the Daleks first appeared on television. ‘Ex-TER-MI-NATE’ – ‘Ex-TER-MI-NATE’ Find out more about Police Boxes (Tardis) http://www.themindrobber.co.uk/tardis-police-box.html     The futuristic eerie sound of the Iconic …

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