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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1839 that have shaped Britain and its peoples and affected its history. If you feel we have left something out please don't hesitate to let us know.
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Famous and historic events from 1839

First Grand National
First Henley Regatta
Fox Talbot Shows First Photos
The Newport Rising

Famous Britons born in 1839
Alfred Sisley
George Cadbury
James Moyr Smith
John Aitken
Marie Louise de la Ramee
Redvers Buller
Walter Pater
William Grant

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A Picture of Britain
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Wives are like gilt-edged stocks. The more you have, the greater your dividends. - Rex Harrison
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