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Friday, 30 October 2015

Halloween

This is my history of Halloween www.localhistories.org/halloween  

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Agincourt

On 25 October 1415 English longbowmen totally defeated the French at the battle of Agincourt. 'Cry God For Harry, England and St George!'

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Quisling

On 24 October 1945 the Norwegian traitor Vidkun Quisling who led a puppet regime in Norway during the Second World War was hanged www.localhistories.org/norway 

Monday, 19 October 2015

Yorktown

On 19 October 1781 a British army surrendered at Yorktown during the American War of Independence ensuring US independence www.localhistories.org/america 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Jadwiga

On 16 October 1384 a woman named Jadwiga was crowned king of Poland. (To make it clear she ruled Poland in her own right and not just a queen by marriage). www.localhistories.org/poland 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Mary Rose

On 11 October 1982 Henry VIII's warship The Mary Rose was raised from the sea bed near Portsmouth. (It sank in 1545). www.localhistories.org/maryrose 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Saturday, 3 October 2015