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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1897 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:
Alfred Becomes King of Wessex - 0871, English order of knighthood founded - 1348, Birth of Shakespeare - 1564, Death of Shakespeare - 1616, Charles II is crowned - 1661, First Broadcast by British Monarch - 1924, Death of Blair Peach - 1979

Famous and historic events from 1897

Bram Stoker Publishes Dracula
First Royal Command Performance
RAC Established
Victorias Diamond Jubilee
Worlds 1st Drunk Driver Caught

Famous Britons born in 1897
Aneurin Bevan
Anthony Eden
Douglas Hartree
Enid Blyton
Helen de Guerry Simpson
John Glubb
John Laurie
Kathleen Garscadden
Leon Goossens
Naomi Mitchison
Patrick Blackett
Ronald Norrish
Ruth Pitter
Sir Frederick Russell
Sir Sacheverell Sitwell

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A Picture of Britain
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Brit Quote:
The boughs that bear most hang lowest. - David Garrick
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On this day:
Alfred Becomes King of Wessex - 0871, English order of knighthood founded - 1348, Birth of Shakespeare - 1564, Death of Shakespeare - 1616, Charles II is crowned - 1661, First Broadcast by British Monarch - 1924, Death of Blair Peach - 1979
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