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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1797 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:
Drake completes the first circumnavigation of the globe - 1580, 1st British Open Golf Championship - 1861, Blackpool illuminations light up for 1st time - 1925, 1st Birds Eye Fishfingers go on Sale - 1955, 21 IRA men escape from Maze Prison - 1983

Famous and historic events from 1797

Battle of St Vincent
First 1 Note Issued
Last Invasion of Mainland Britain
Nelson Loses his Arm
Spithead Mutiny Begins
The Bank of England becomes Insolvent

Famous Britons born in 1797
Charles Lyell
James Brudenell
Mary Shelley

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A Picture of Britain
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Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
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Churchill

Brit Quote:
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing - William Wordsworth
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On this day:
Drake completes the first circumnavigation of the globe - 1580, 1st British Open Golf Championship - 1861, Blackpool illuminations light up for 1st time - 1925, 1st Birds Eye Fishfingers go on Sale - 1955, 21 IRA men escape from Maze Prison - 1983
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