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The St Scholastica Day riot of 1355

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 10 February 1355 – St Scholastica Day riot From the modern vantage

Japan attacks Shanghai

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 28th January 1932 – Japanese forces attack Shanghai Japan in the late

Why there was a reluctance to confront Nazi Germany

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When we look back on the lead-up to the Second World War it seems obvious to us, with the benefit of hindsight, that the leaders of

The January Uprising of 1863

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 22nd January 1863 – The January Uprising breaks out in Poland, Lithuania

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 19-20 January 1785 Battle of Rạch Gầm-Xoài Mút: Invading Siamese forces attempt

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 11th January 1879 – The Anglo-Zulu War begins.  The Zulu empire was

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 31st December 1963 – The Central African Federation officially collapses, subsequently becoming

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 20th December 1948 – Operation Kraai: The Dutch military captures Yogyakarta, the

This week in history

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past.. 10th December – 16th December   11th December 861 – Assassination of the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil by

This week in history

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 5th December 1934 – Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four