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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1856 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:
Edward I Expels Jews from England - 1290, Authority of the pope declared void in England - 1536, British Cops’ 1-2-3 in Olympic Tug o’ War - 1908, Mein Kampf Published - 1925, Great Martinstown Downpour - 1955, First UK Broadcast of Big Brother - 2000

Famous and historic events from 1856

End of the Crimean War
Victoria Cross Created

Famous Britons born in 1856
Arbuthnot Lane
David Thomas
George Bernard Shaw
Henry Rider Haggard
James MacGillivray
John M Robertson
Joseph Thomson
Keir Hardie
Richard Haldane
Sir J J Thomson

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

Brit Quote:
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. - John Donne
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On this day:
Edward I Expels Jews from England - 1290, Authority of the pope declared void in England - 1536, British Cops’ 1-2-3 in Olympic Tug o’ War - 1908, Mein Kampf Published - 1925, Great Martinstown Downpour - 1955, First UK Broadcast of Big Brother - 2000
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