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Important Dates in British History - a timeline

Here are events from 1814 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 1814

Battle of Toulouse
British Burn Washington
First Plastic Surgery in Britain
London Beer Flood
Stephenson demonstrates 1st Steam Engine

Famous Britons born in 1814
Charles Reade
Edwin Lankester
James Paget
John Colenso
John Lawes
Joseph Hooker
Mrs Henry Wood

Recommended Books:

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

Brit Quote:
There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. - Charles Kingsley
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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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