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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from Shropshire 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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Robert the Bruce Crowned King of Scotland - 1306, slave trade is abolished in the British empire - 1807, World’s first passenger train service begins - 1807, Cambridge Sink In Boat Race - 1978

Famous historic dates from Shropshire

3rd of October 1283 : Last Welsh Prince of Wales Hanged, Drawn and Quartered
21st of July 1403 : Battle of Shrewsbury
23rd of September 1459 : Battle of Blore Heath
6th of September 1651 : Charles II hides in an Oak tree
1st of January 1781 : Ironbridge Opened
26th of February 1968 : Shelton Hospital Fire
14th of January 1975 : Lesley Whittle kidnapped by Donald Neilson

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Robert the Bruce Crowned King of Scotland - 1306, slave trade is abolished in the British empire - 1807, World’s first passenger train service begins - 1807, Cambridge Sink In Boat Race - 1978
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