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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1854 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:
Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer announce engagement - 1981, Lawrence Inquiry Published - 1999

Famous and historic events from 1854

Action That Won First VC
Battle of Inkerman - 19 VC's won
Charge of the Light Brigade
Siege of Sebastopol Begins
The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead

Famous Britons born in 1854
Dugald Clerk
Herbert Gladstone
Oscar Wilde
Patrick Geddes
Richard Glazebrook
Sir Napier Shaw
Sir William Smith
William Collingwood

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A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. - Sir Francis Bacon
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On this day:
Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer announce engagement - 1981, Lawrence Inquiry Published - 1999
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