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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1797 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:
Archbishop of Canterbury Martyred by Vikings - 1012, Drake Attacks Cadiz - 1587, Cook reaches Australia - 1770, Waco Siege Ends - 1993

Famous and historic events from 1797

Battle of St Vincent
First 1 Note Issued
Last Invasion of Mainland Britain
Nelson Loses his Arm
Spithead Mutiny Begins
The Bank of England becomes Insolvent

Famous Britons born in 1797
Charles Lyell
James Brudenell
Mary Shelley

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

Brit Quote:
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken. - Jonathan Swift
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On this day:
Archbishop of Canterbury Martyred by Vikings - 1012, Drake Attacks Cadiz - 1587, Cook reaches Australia - 1770, Waco Siege Ends - 1993
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