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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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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 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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On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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