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Revolution: 1600-1699

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1600 1600 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Scotland adopts Jan 1 as New Year’s Day
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1610 1610 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Galileo observes moons of Jupiter with new telescope
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1620 1620 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Mayflower arrives at Cape Cod. Plymouth Colony established
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1630 1630 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Oliver Cromwell becomes MP. King has to recall Parlt to get money
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1640 1640 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Long Parliament’ summoned
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1650 1650 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Charles II accepted in Scotland. Oliver Cromwell conquering Ireland
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1660 1660 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Parlt declares Charles II king. Royal Society founded.
Bridlington: Baker’s shop fire. Five Quakers sent to York Castle
1670 1670 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Secret treaty with France.
Bridlington: Trade tokens issued
1680 1680 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Great comet first sighted. Comedie Francaise founded (Louis XIV)
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1690 1690 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First recorded full peal (London). Clarinet invented
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1601 1601 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First performance of Hamlet
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1611 1611 could be yours. Click to buy
World: King James Bible published
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1621 1621 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Severe frost, Thames frozen. Fits Englsih botanical Garden -Oxford
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1631 1631 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Taj Mahal started
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1641 1641 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Opposition to Charles I growing
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1651 1651 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Charles (II) escapes defeat at Worcester hides in oak tree
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1661 1661 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Sam Pepys starts diary. Charles II crowned
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1671 1671 could be yours. Click to buy
World: John Milton: Samson Agonistes
Bridlington: Knitting School founded by William Bower
1681 1681 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Charles II gives Wm Penn charter to found Pennsylvania. Last dodo killed
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1691 1691 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Henry Purcell’s King Arthur, libretto by John Dryden
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1602 1602 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Famine in Russia
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1612 1612 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Pendle witches (Lancashire) hanged
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1622 1622 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Jamestown massacre – over 300 English settlers killed by Indians
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1632 1632 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Maryland founded by Royal Charter
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1642 1642 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Start of English Civil War. King besieges Hull. Battle of Edgehill
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1652 1652 could be yours. Click to buy
World: George Fox founds Quakers. Cape Town established by Dutch
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1662 1662 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Act of uniformity makes Book of Common Prayer mandatory
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1672 1672 could be yours. Click to buy
World: War declared on Dutch (by English and French)
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1682 1682 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Royal Chelsea Hospital founded. Louis xv moves court to Versailles
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1692 1692 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Massacre of Glencoe (Campbell v MacDonald). Salem witch trials
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1603 1603 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Q Elizabeth dies, succeeded by James VI of Scotland, I of England
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1613 1613 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Globe theatre destroyed by fire
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1623 1623 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Shakespeare’s ‘first folio’ of 36 plays published
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1633 1633 could be yours. Click to buy
World: In Rone Galileo condemned – had to recant heliocentric view
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1643 1643 has been reserved for Our Noll.
World: Louis XIV succeeds in France (5). Tasman sights N Zealand
Bridlington: Queen Henrietta Maria landed at Bridlington on her way to York. She uses the Priory Church as an arsenal.
1653 1653 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector
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1663 1663 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Theatre Royal Drury Lane opens. Severe frost
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1673 1673 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Christopher Wren knighted – working on St Paul’s & 51 other churches
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1683 1683 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Thames freezes over: frost fair held. Ashmolean museum founded
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1693 1693 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Mount Etna erupts. Amish sect founded
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1604 1604 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Sikh holy scripture compiled (Guru Granth Sahib)
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1614 1614 could be yours. Click to buy
World: John Napier invents logarithm
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1624 1624 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Franz Hals paints’ Laughing Cavalier’
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1634 1634 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Oberammagau Passion Plays first performed
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1644 1644 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Battle of Marston Moor – Parlt forces crush King
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1654 1654 could be yours. Click to buy
World: End of first Anglo Dutch War. Louis XIV crowned in France
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1664 1664 could be yours. Click to buy
World: New Amsterdam (NY) captured. Royal marines founded
Bridlington: First Earl of Burlington created by Charles II
1674 1674 could be yours. Click to buy
World: End of Dutch war – England gets New York
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1684 1684 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Yr of scientific discoveries: Isaac Newton, Chris. Wren, Robert Hooke
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1694 1694 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Bank of England founded. Mary II dies (no heir)
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1605 1605 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Gunpowder Plot – Guy Fawkes arrested
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1615 1615 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Don Quixote’ completed
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1625 1625 could be yours. Click to buy
World: James I dies. Succeeded by Charles I who marries catholic Henrietta Maria
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1635 1635 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Acadamie Francaise founded in Paris
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1645 1645 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Abp William Laud executed. Oliver Cromwell CinC wins at Naseby
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1655 1655 could be yours. Click to buy
World: New style of govt established under Oliver Cromwell. C of E banned
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1665 1665 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Plague begins in London – king leaves town. London Gazette starts
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1675 1675 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Greenwich Observatory founded. Antarctica sighted by Englishman
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1685 1685 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Charles II dies: James II king. Monmouth rebellion defeated. JS Bach born
Bridlington: William Kent, nationally renowned painter and architect, born at 74 High Street
1695 1695 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Window tax imposed
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1606 1606 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Guy Fawkes executed. Union jack adopted as national flag
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1616 1616 could be yours. Click to buy
World: British establish trade with India
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1626 1626 could be yours. Click to buy
World: King dissolves Parlt. St Peter’s Basilica, Rome consecrated
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1636 1636 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Harvard University founded
Bridlington: The Great Town Deed passes government of Bridlington to Lords Feoffees
1646 1646 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Parlt bans BCP. Charles in flight then captivity
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1656 1656 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Pendulum clock invented. Jews re-admitted to England
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1666 1666 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Great Fire of London (only 6 killed). Sir Isaac Newton at work
Bridlington: Fire in Bridlington (Old Town), much destruction. Town raided by Dutch boats.
1676 1676 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Edmund Halley observes transit of Venus
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1686 1686 could be yours. Click to buy
World: James II catholic: trouble brewing. Chipperfields Circus founded
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1696 1696 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Peter I Tsar of Russia
Bridlington: Harbour piers destroyed by storm. Charter granted for harbour.
1607 1607 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Jamestown Virginia first permanent English settlement in America
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1617 1617 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Ben Johnson becomes Poet Laureate
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1627 1627 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Gunpowder first used in mining
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1637 1637 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Tulip mania in Holland collapses
Bridlington: Endowment of Bridlington Grammar School by W.F.Hustler
1647 1647 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Christmas banned by Puritans. War continues
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1657 1657 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Oliver Cromwell refused crown. First English chocolate house
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1667 1667 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First human blood transfusion
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1677 1677 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Mary (II) marries William of Orange. Purcell becomes court musician
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1687 1687 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Isaac Newton: Principia Mathematica (most famous work)
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1697 1697 could be yours. Click to buy
World: St Paul’s Cathedral opened. First proper cricket match Sussex
Bridlington: First Act to repair harbour piers
1608 1608 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Flintlock muzzle loader invented
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1618 1618 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Walter Raleigh beheaded. Start of 30 Years War in Europe
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1628 1628 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Oliver Cromwell becomes MP. King has to recall Parlt to get money
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1638 1638 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Total eclipse of moon
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1648 1648 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Oliver Cromwell in London, 2nd Civil War
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1658 1658 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Oliver Cromwell dies, succeeded by son Richard.
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1668 1668 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Moliere’s play The Miser performed. Sir I Newton: reflecting telescope
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1678 1678 could be yours. Click to buy
World: John Bunyan: Pilgrim’s Progress. First chrysanthemums in Europe
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1688 1688 could be yours. Click to buy
World: James II flees. Glorious Revolution Wm and Mary ‘save Eng. Protestantism’
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1698 1698 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Palace of Whitehall burned down. Eddystone lighthouse opened
Bridlington: Baptist church founded (Applegarth)
1609 1609 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Dutch East India Co imports TEA to Europe. 3 Blind mice published
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1619 1619 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Beginning of Slave trade to America
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1629 1629 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Parlt dissolved for 11 years. William Harvey – circulation of blood
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1639 1639 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Charles I fighting Scottish covenanters
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1649 1649 has been bought for Our Noll. And this is why: He made us citizens and not subjects
World: Charles I tried and executed
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1659 1659 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Confusion in Parlt. First ever cheque written
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1669 1669 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Samuel Pepys finishes diary. Mt Etna erupts. Stradivarius 1st violin
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1679 1679 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Habeas Corpus Act passed
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1689 1689 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Wm and Mary crowned joint sovereigns. East India Co founded
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1699 1699 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First steam engine demonstrated. Dampier explores NW Australia
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