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From Julius Caesar's arrival in 55bc to the sunrise of the 3rd millennium, listed below are three hundred money owed of interesting and demanding moments from first hand assets. that includes snapshots of wartime, political and social unrest, typical failures, and nice person achievements, plus vignettes of social lifestyles - from cockfighting in Tudor motels to a Victorian Sunday within the state. comprises the conflict of Hastings in 1066; the execution in 1649 of Charles I; an account of the good hearth of London, 1666; the demise of Lord Nelson at Trafalgar, 1805; Wellington's triumph at Waterloo, 1815; the 1912 Antarctic excursion: the final letters of Captain Scott; Frank Richard's 1914 account of Christmas within the trenches; the conflict of england in 1940; England profitable the area Cup, 1966; and the demise of the Princess of Wales in 1997 - and masses more.

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The 1st guy that was once referred to as, used to be one Roger, the manager Armourer of the Jesus: and he had judgment to have three hundred stripes on horseback; and, after, was once condemned to the galleys, as a slave, for ten years. After him, have been known as John grey, John Browne, John Rider, John Moon, James Collier, and one Thomas Browne. those have been adjudged to have 2 hundred stripes on horseback; and, after, to be dedicated to the galleys for the gap of 8 years. Then was once known as John Keies, and was once adjudged to have a hundred stripes on horseback; and condemned to serve within the galleys for the gap of six years. Then have been severally known as, to the variety of fifty-three; one after one other: and each guy had his numerous judgment. a few to have two hundred stripes on horseback, and a few a hundred; and condemned for slaves within the galleys, a few for 6 years, a few for 8, and a few for ten. after which was once I, Miles Phillips, referred to as; and was once adjudged to serve in a Monastery for 5 years with none stripes; and to put on a fool’s coat, or San Benito, in the course of all that point. Then have been referred to as John tale, Richard Williams, David Alexander, Robert Cooke, Paul Horsewell, and Thomas Hull. those six have been condemned to serve in Monasteries with out stripes; a few for 3 years, and a few for 4, and to put on the San Banito in the course of all of the acknowledged time. Which being performed, and it now drawing in the direction of evening, George Rivelie, Peter Momfrie, and Cornelius the Irishman have been referred to as: and had their judgment to be burnt to ashes. And so have been almost immediately despatched away to where of execution out there position, yet a bit from the Scaffold: the place they have been quick burned and ate up. And as for us that had acquired our judgment, being sixty eight in quantity; we have been carried again that evening to criminal back. And the next day to come, within the morning, being stable Friday, the yr of our Lord 1575, we have been all introduced right into a courtroom of the Inquisitors’ Palace; the place we came upon a horse in a readiness for each one in every of our males which have been condemned to have stripes, and to be dedicated to the galleys, that have been in quantity sixty one. in order that they being enforced to mount up on horseback, bare from the center upwards, have been carried to be shewed as a spectacle for all of the humans to behold in the course of the leader and central streets of town; and had the variety of stripes appointed to each one among them, so much cruelly laid upon their bare our bodies with lengthy whips, by means of sundry males appointed to be the executioners thereof. And sooner than our males there went a few Criers, which cried as they went, “Behold those English canine! Lutherans! enemies to God! ” And all of the manner as they went, there have been the various Inquisitors themselves, and of the Familiars of that rakehell Order, that cried to the executioners, “Strike! Lay on these English heretics! Lutherans! God’s enemies! ” So this terrible spectacle being shewed around in regards to the urban; they usually back to the Inquisitor’s residence, with their backs all gore blood, and swollen with nice bumps: they have been then taken from their horses; and carried back to criminal, the place they remained till they have been despatched into Spain to the galleys, there to obtain the remainder of their martyrdom.

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