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Samuel Pepys 1633 – 1703

Samuel Pepysby Bill McCann Pepys is well known as the 17th century London Diarist who left us with a humourous, dramatic and thoroughly readable chronicle of London in the years 1660 to 1669. But who now remembers that he was largely responsible for turning the Royal Navy into the great institution it was and is […]

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Historical Anecdotes: G

Historical Anecdotes: Gby Anthony Waldstock This is a series of articles that has grown out of the daily listings of what happened “On This Day”. Many of the events, particularly those related to science, seemed to us to need some more information than is possible in the daily listing format. Still others had amusing or […]

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The Wars of the Roses Page 2

During the uneasy peace that followed, the Lancastrians gained the upper hand and in October 1459 York and his ally Warwick the Kingmaker prepared to meet the Lancastrians under Margaret of Anjou. When the main Lancastrian army appeared however, York and Warwick were deserted by their men and they were forced to flee into exile. […]

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The Wars of the Roses

The first battle of the Wars of the Roses was fought at St Albans on May 22nd 1455 and it was on May 22nd 1471 that the body of the murdered Henry VI was displayed at St Paul’s. The war had huge consequences for England and London in particular but was it the 30 years […]