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Archive for August 2014

On this day 31st August

1422 – King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months.  We have many titles for sale with documented history from the reign of these two monarchs.  If this period is of particular interest to you regarding the acquisition of a title please contact us. 

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On this day 30th August

1799– The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars.

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On this day 29th August

1778 – American revolutionary war, British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.  For titles with links to America please email us for further information. 

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On this day 28th August

1640 – Second Bishops War,  King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.  Many of our titles feature prominent events in their history from this time. 

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On this day 27th August

1172– Henry the young King and Margaret of France are crowned as junior king and queen of England.  We have a vast selection of titles from the 12th Century available to buy.

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On this day 26th August

1346  – Hundred Years War, the military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armored knights is established at the Battle of Crecy.

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On this day 24th August

1814– British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington the White House, the Capitol and many other buildings are set ablaze. This year marks 200 years of peace between Britain and America, long may our special relationship continue. Manorial Counsel Limited have a selection of Washington tiles available to buy, our most prevalent one being the Lordship…

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On this day 22nd August

565– Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.  We are all familiar with one of the most famous myths / stories of all time.  This is a prime example of how much we value the history of something and a place, for it to still be so prevalent in 2014 – Nessie is possibly one of…

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