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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1745 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 and historic events from 1745

Battle of Prestonpans
Bonnie Prince Charlie raises standard at Glenfinnan
Bonnie Prince Charlie Turns Back at Derby
British national anthem 'God Save The King' sung for the first time

Famous Britons born in 1745
Henry Holland
Henry MacKenzie
James Tytler
William Jessop

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A Picture of Britain
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Talk of the devil, and his horns appear. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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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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