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From Julius Caesar's arrival in 55bc to the sunrise of the 3rd millennium, listed below are three hundred debts of fascinating and significant moments from first hand assets. that includes snapshots of wartime, political and social unrest, normal mess ups, and nice person achievements, plus vignettes of social lifestyles - from cockfighting in Tudor resorts to a Victorian Sunday within the nation. contains the conflict of Hastings in 1066; the execution in 1649 of Charles I; an account of the good fireplace of London, 1666; the demise of Lord Nelson at Trafalgar, 1805; Wellington's triumph at Waterloo, 1815; the 1912 Antarctic day trip: the final letters of Captain Scott; Frank Richard's 1914 account of Christmas within the trenches; the conflict of england in 1940; England successful the realm Cup, 1966; and the dying of the Princess of Wales in 1997 - and masses more.

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And so, recommending our reliable luck in your godly prayers, I bid you heartily farewell. From aboard the Ark, thwart of Plymouth, the twenty first of July, 1588. Your very loving good friend, C. HOWARD. Sir, the southerly wind that introduced us again from the coast of Spain introduced them out. God blessed us with turning us again. Sir, for the affection of God and our nation, allow us to have with a few velocity a few nice shot despatched us of all bigness; for this carrier will proceed lengthy; and a few powder with it. THE ARMADA: A SPANISH GALLEASS IS ATTACKED OFF CALAIS, 29 JULY 1588 Richard Tomson After a six-day working struggle up the Channel, the Spanish fleet anchored close to Calais. On 28 July the English despatched in 8 hearth ships one of the Spaniards, which pressured them to sea. The conflict of Gravelines which the following day observed the Armada defeated. on the dawn upon Monday morning, my Lord and the entire fleet surroundings sail after our enemies, we espied driving inside of shot of the city of Calais the best of the King’s galleasses, the remainder of the Spanish fleet being leagues to leeward of her. My Lord Admiral started to cross towards the galleass together with his send, the Ark, yet discovering the water to be shallow, different ships of much less draught naked in along with her and shot at her; whereupon she enable slip and run the galleass aground challenging earlier than the city. In our send, which used to be the Margaret and John of London, we approached so close to that we got here on flooring additionally; yet afterwards got here adequately off back with the flood, being broken by means of not anything yet by way of town of Calais, who, off the bulwarks, shot a great deal at us, and shot our send two times via. etc powder and shot did Monsieur Gourdan* bestow upon sundry of our countrymen, and make us relinquish the galleass which in a different way we had introduced away, being grasp of her above hours, and gotten by way of demanding attack, to the nice credits of our nation, if Monsieur Gourdan herein had now not confirmed his affection to the Spaniards to be more than our kingdom, or appeared via strength to wrest from us that which we had gotten with bloody heads. My Lord Admiral, seeing he couldn't process the galleass along with his send, despatched off his lengthy boat unto her with 50 or 60 males, among whom have been many gents as valiant in braveness as light in delivery, as they good confirmed. The like did our send ship off her pinnace, with convinced musketeers, among whom myself went. those forums got here difficult less than the galleass facets, being aground; the place we persisted an attractive skirmish with our small shot opposed to theirs, they being ensconced inside of their send and extremely excessive over us, we in our open pinnaces and much below them, having not anything to shroud and canopy us; they being three hundred infantrymen, along with 450 slaves, and we no longer, on the speedy, a hundred individuals. inside one part hour it happy God, via killing the captain with a musket shot, to offer us victory exceptionally wish or expectation; for the warriors leaped overboard by means of lots at the different facet, and fled with the shore, swimming and wading. a few escaped with being rainy; a few, and that very many, have been drowned.

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