Tag: Historik

1595 – Pocahontas

Matoaka, probably born in 1595, was the beautiful and lively daughter of Powhatan, ruler of the land that the English named Virginia. ”Pocahontas” was her nickname. Pocahontas is known for saving the life of the Jamestown colonist John Smith and falling in love with him. Disney’s Pocahontas was an attempt to rewrite history. It resembled …

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793 – Viking Attack on Lindisfarne

”…never before has such terror appeared in Britain as we have now suffered from a pagan race, nor was it thought that such an inroad from the sea could be made. Behold, the church of St. Cuthbert spattered with the blood of the priests of God, despoiled of all its ornaments; a place more venerable …

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1066 – The Battle of Hastings

The story behind the Battle of Hastings and the leaders who fought it out in 1066. King Edward lll of England (called ”The Confessor” because he built Westminster Abbey in London) died on January 5, 1066, after a reign of 23 years. Leaving no heirs, Edward’s death started a three-way rivalry for the crown that …

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1682 – Salem Witch Trials

In 1692 a witch hunt swept the small Puritan community of Salem Village in Massachusetts, America. In a couple of months almost 200 people were accused of being witches when their names had been “cried out” by tormented young girls as the cause of their pains. All were accused of witchcraft, a crime punishable by …

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1605 – Guy Fawkes’ Night & The Gunpowder Plot

On 5th November every year, children in Britain get excited because it is Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes’ Night). They lit bonfires, burn Guy Fawkes and enjoy firework displays. They are remembering when the King James l, and the Houses of Parliament were nearly blown up with gunpowder. ”Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason …

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