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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1780 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:
Henry VI Crowned as Henri II in Paris - 1431, Oliver Cromwell becomes 'lord protector' - 1653, The 'Bill of Rights' established - 1689, Boston tea party - 1773, Battle of the Bulge Begins - 1944

Famous and historic events from 1780

1st Running of the Derby
Gordon Riots - Day of Death

Famous Britons born in 1780
Elizabeth Fry
John Rastrick
Mary Somerville
Thomas Chalmers
William Laidlaw

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A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
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Ashes Fever
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Coast
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Churchill

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I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children - Arthur Conan Doyle
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On this day:
Henry VI Crowned as Henri II in Paris - 1431, Oliver Cromwell becomes 'lord protector' - 1653, The 'Bill of Rights' established - 1689, Boston tea party - 1773, Battle of the Bulge Begins - 1944
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