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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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On this day 1603, James VI of Scotland…

James I of England

Today in 1603 – James VI of Scotland also became James I of England, on the death of Elizabeth I. Here’s a struck gold medal by Nicholas Hilliard > http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/cm/s/struck_gold_medal_of_james.aspx 

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On this day Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII…

Henry VIII

On this day 1540 – Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The dissolution of the monasteries in the late 1530’s was one of the most revolutionary events in English history. Read our blog post on the Dissolution here…

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On this day 8th March 1702 – Anne Stuart…

Queen Anne

On this day 8th March 1702 Anne Stuart sister of Mary II, becomes Queen Regnant England, Scotland, and Ireland.  She continued to reign as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death in 1714. Queen Anne was the last monarch of the House of Stuart. If this period is of particular interest to you, and you’d like to see which available…

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On this day 12th February 1554, Lady Jane Grey…

1554 – A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason. When the 15-year-old King Edward VI lay dying in June 1553, he nominated Jane as successor to the Crown in his will, thus subverting the claims of his half-sisters Mary and Elizabeth under the Third Succession Act. Jane was imprisoned in the…

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On this day 12th February 1554, Lady Jane Grey…

1554 – A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason. When the 15-year-old King Edward VI lay dying in June 1553, he nominated Jane as successor to the Crown in his will, thus subverting the claims of his half-sisters Mary and Elizabeth under the Third Succession Act. Jane was imprisoned in the…

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On this day 23rd January

1606  The Observance of 5th November Act  1605, also known as the “Thanksgiving  Act”, was an act of the Parliament of England passed on in 1606 in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot.  The act called for  a public annual thanksgiving for the failure of the Plot. The Act was later repealed in 1859. We have…

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