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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1879 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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On this day:
First English Parliament Held - 1265, Edward Balliol Renounces Scottish Crown - 1356, The Great Severn Tsunami - 1606, Charles I Goes on Trial - 1649

Famous and historic events from 1879

Battle of Isandlwana
Battle of Rorkes Drift
Collpase of the Tay Railway Bridge
Kew Devastated by Ice-Fall

Famous Britons born in 1879
Annie Kenney
Claude Grahame-White
Cyril Scott
E H Shepard
E M Forster
Ernest Jones
John Ireland
John Maclean
Max Beaverbrook
Patrick Pearse
Sir Matthew Smith
Sir Owen Richardson
Thomas Beecham
William Berry
William Beveridge

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A Picture of Britain
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Any truth is better than indefinite doubt. - Arthur Conan Doyle
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On this day:
First English Parliament Held - 1265, Edward Balliol Renounces Scottish Crown - 1356, The Great Severn Tsunami - 1606, Charles I Goes on Trial - 1649
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