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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1789 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:
Alfred Becomes King of Wessex - 0871, English order of knighthood founded - 1348, Birth of Shakespeare - 1564, Death of Shakespeare - 1616, Charles II is crowned - 1661, First Broadcast by British Monarch - 1924, Death of Blair Peach - 1979

Famous and historic events from 1789

Last execution by burning in Britain
Mutiny on the Bounty
Storming of the Bastille

Famous Britons born in 1789
Eaton Hodgkinson
James Smith
John Martin
Michael Scott
Richard Bright
Richard Oastler
Thomas Pringle
William Fairbairn
William Scoresby
William Swainson
William Venables Harcourt

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A Picture of Britain
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Do what you haven't done is the key, I think. - Ridley Scott
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On this day:
Alfred Becomes King of Wessex - 0871, English order of knighthood founded - 1348, Birth of Shakespeare - 1564, Death of Shakespeare - 1616, Charles II is crowned - 1661, First Broadcast by British Monarch - 1924, Death of Blair Peach - 1979
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