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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Suffolk that have shaped Britain and its peoples and affected its history. If you feel we have left something out please don't hesitate to let us know.
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On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965

Famous historic dates from Suffolk

20th of November 869 : Saxon King Edmund martyred by the Vikings
17th of October 1173 : Battle of Fornham
20th of March 1190 : Jews Massacred in Bury St Edmunds
3rd of June 1665 : Battle of Lowestoft
7th of June 1672 : Battle of Southwold
14th of November 1908 : Britain’s first female mayor elected
1st of May 1939 : Sutton Hoo Dig Begins

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