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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1843 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 1843

Dickens Publishes 'a Christmas Carol'
First Commercial Christmas Card Sent
First edition of the News of the World
Punch Invents the Cartoon
SS Great Britain launched by Brunel

Famous Britons born in 1843
David Gill
Gertrude Jekyll
James Rice
James Skinner
William Abney
William Roberts-Austen

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A Picture of Britain
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Reverence is fatal to literature. - E M Forster
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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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