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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots, was born in 1542 and was executed on 1587. It is generally believed that Mary's execution - ordered by Elizabeth I - was the final reason Philip II needed to launch the Spanish Armada. There are few other figures in Tudor England who had such an eventful life, though for Mary, Queen of Scots, it was to end in tragedy.
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The fall of Ancient Rome

The fall of Ancient Rome started from about AD 190. The Roman Empire was attacked by tribes such as the Goths and the Vandals. Civil wars in parts of the empire further weakened the rule of Rome and respect for Roman law dwindled as a result. Why was the empire attacked by fierce tribes people? Tribes such as the Goths wanted to move south into parts of Europe that experienced a better climate that would assist their farming.
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British soldier allegedly spares the life of an injured Adolf Hitler

On September 28, 1918, in an incident that would go down in the lore of World War I history—although the details of the event are still unclear—Private Henry Tandey, a British soldier serving near the French village of Marcoing, reportedly encounters a wounded German soldier and declines to shoot him, sparing the life of 29-year-old Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler.
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1837 General Election

England C 321,241 (49.0%) 239 MP's elected L 347,080 (51%) 225 MP's elected Ch 352 votes (0.0%) 0 MP's elected Wales C 11,616 (52.8%) 19 MP's elected L 10,144 (47.2%) 13 MP's elected Scotland C 18,569 (46.0%) 20 MP's elected L 22,046 (54.0%) 33 MP's elected Ireland C 26,694 (41.5%) 30 MP's elected L 38,370 (58.
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A Tough Nut to Crack: Andersonstown, Steve Corbett

A Tough Nut to Crack: Andersonstown, Steve CorbettA Tough Nut to Crack: Andersonstown, Steve CorbettVoices from 9 Battery Royal Artillery in Northern Ireland, November 1971-March 1972This book gives us an inside view of what it was like to be part of a British Army unit in Northern Ireland at the height of the troubles.
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Smallpox and London

In a crowded city like London a disease like smallpox was bound to spread. With little medical treatment available to the poor, it was this social group that suffered the most. Edward Jenner had not patented his discovery of a vaccination, but medical help had still to be paid for. This severely restricted the number of those who could be treated for smallpox and it hit hard those in dirty tenements found in London's East End.
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