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Archive for July 2017

Simon de Montfort – A man ahead of his time

Simon de Montfort

Simon de Montfort – A man ahead of his time Simon de Montfort… many may have heard of a university with the name, but otherwise they’re unaware of just how much impact this medieval character has had on modern day life. Born a Frenchman early in the thirteenth century (specific date unknown), by 1239 de…

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On this day 1837 – General Register Office

General Registration Office

On this day 1837 – The Compulsory registration of births, marriages and deaths came into effect in England and Wales. England and Wales were divided into 619 registration districts. Prior to the creation of the General Register Office (GRO) in 1837, there was no national system of civil registration in England and Wales, thus making…

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