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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1779 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:
Edward VI succeeds to throne - 1547, Pall Mall First Street Lit with Gas - 1807, William Burke is hanged - 1829, First Speeding Fine in Britain - 1896, Derek Bentley Hanged - 1953

Famous and historic events from 1779

Captain Cook Killed
First Luddite riots

Famous Britons born in 1779
John Campbell
John Galt

Recommended Books:

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

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The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy. - Robert Louis Stevenson
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On this day:
Edward VI succeeds to throne - 1547, Pall Mall First Street Lit with Gas - 1807, William Burke is hanged - 1829, First Speeding Fine in Britain - 1896, Derek Bentley Hanged - 1953
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