Sunday, 30 August 2020

Mary Shelley

The great writer Mary Shelley was born on 30 August 1797. She is famous for her novel Frankenstein. 200 years after it was written her book is still famous. www.localhistories.org/shelley.html

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 August 1485, a decisive battle in English history was fought at Bosworth. Richard III was killed, Henry Tudor won and subsequently, he became King Henry VII, the first of the Tudor dynasty.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Virginia Dare

On 18 August 1587 Virginia Dare became the first child born in North America of English parents

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Josef Jakobs

On 15 August 1941, a German spy named Josef Jakobs became the last person to be executed at the Tower of London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ0bpI8WDSk&fbclid=IwAR0oshgDnVNzHh53lxm_l99RYNPgWicwu26SmwZBfc4fCG2qBiS-UrBWS7o

Monday, 10 August 2020

The Vasa

On 10 August 1628, the Swedish ship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUT_qfjIoR8 

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Wearing a crinoline

Have you ever wondered how 19th century women moved about while wearing a crinoline? This woman has made an interesting video about it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRZr4UiqH3M