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#OnThisDay in 1829, the Metropolitan Police of London (also known as the Met) was founded following an Act of Parli… https://t.co/qPsuhFIY3j#OnThisDay in 1717, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Antigua, Guatemala, which was the colonial capital o… https://t.co/Sx0iJRpzOU
9/29
2020
The Seven Deadly Sins with Stephen Fry @thehistoryguy met stephenfry to talk about his passion for history and the… https://t.co/43TchluJGTNew product claxon 🏮 We're stocking extremely limited quantities of some fab new historical hoodies. Get yours now… https://t.co/42S6YOExO0In June 1917, explosives blowing up beneath the German lines on Messines Ridge at Ypres could be heard in London 14… https://t.co/oHg8dJbswVTim Maltin explains the inadvertent role Titanic’s sister ship RMS Olympic played in the former’s infamous demise i… https://t.co/1E6YtwauDy1000s of men and boys from Burma stood by Britain during WW2, fighting against the Imperial Japanese. For those who… https://t.co/yIFfVnIkco.@thehistoryguy explores the fascinating collection of the Wings Museum in West Sussex as he continues his road tri… https://t.co/vcoRVdZXl0Emerging art historian @VictoriaTessJen journeys into the wild exploration of decaying structures, abandoned and re… https://t.co/IboYS1hYXRWe're like Netflix. An online-subscription based channel... but dedicated entirely to history documentaries. Sign u… https://t.co/HaKm66MAHNThe little Dauntless had inflicted all the damage suffered by the Japanese that remarkable day https://t.co/yIAjSj83P9#OnThisDay in 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin accidentally when he was studying influenza. Two years… https://t.co/cWTwWe4oBJ#OnThisDay in 1066, William the Conqueror landed in Pevensey, and erected a wooden castle as his base in Hastings.… https://t.co/4Q3SIqQqw0
9/28
2020
"This is the room from which I will direct the war" Winston Churchill on his cabinet war room beneath Whitehall, M… https://t.co/9vHX9XqYzLThe Warda Mine was a principal source of iron for the armies of the renowned warrior Saladin, a man who possessed a… https://t.co/7HdtTx6OstBlenheim Palace - birthplace of Winston Churchill, home to the 'finest view in England' and one of the grandest pri… https://t.co/hEfPfL1YuvDan Snow meets a courageous and pioneering aviator of the Second World War - Mary Ellis, who sadly passed away a sh… https://t.co/ageenemctz#OnThisDay in 1389, Cosimo de Medici was born. Cosimo was the first of the Medici family to effectively rule Floren… https://t.co/KjkGFaH7XbDuring almost all of this period the English Crown organised what was essentially a sort of medieval Dads Army in o… https://t.co/EHMjAMvhVD#OnThisDay in 1669. the Ottoman Empire captured the city of Candia (modern day Heraklion) on Crete from the Venetia… https://t.co/xjlMo8eHkV
9/27
2020
By the time Agricola was governor (78 AD), the south of Britain had been peaceful for a generation. Watch: The Rom… https://t.co/QUNL5dnySBThe Norman Conquerors managed to maintain control over a country of a couple of million people by constructing virt… https://t.co/wNBENeL4po'The Battle of Bosworth...becomes King Richard III's comeuppance. But it also meant he could never disclose what ha… https://t.co/8PFwfeNPPDDid you know Methodism started in Bristol? Travel with@thehistoryguy to New Room, the oldest methodist building in… https://t.co/MdCPTQhwKbAuthor and journalist Dorian Lynskey answers key questions about one of the seminal novels of the 20th century, Geo… https://t.co/XiGkBxRe6Z#OnThisDay in 1953, sugar rationing in the UK finally came to an end, having begun in January 1940. A weekly sugar… https://t.co/lgGGMBPgWOThe courageous Queen of the Brigantes who had faced the Roman invasion with such determination has not found her ri… https://t.co/Lk4JMTdUwN#OnThisDay in 1580, Francis Drake completed his circumnavigation of the earth. A year later, he received his knight… https://t.co/wg4xQqMqveLimited stock left of some of our historical face coverings! Let us know who you'd like to see appear on them next.… https://t.co/oCiP9h8PBn
9/26
2020
Wars of the Roses historian @MattLewisAuthor visits the Tower of London to talk through one of the building’s great… https://t.co/9uwCKKXA6dHave you checked out our historical face coverings? Now available in multipacks, including Queens of England, Geniu… https://t.co/9hmI8FhsWLAs the weather turns chillier, there's no better time to invest in one of our knitted knight helmet hats - new to t… https://t.co/qI0pSHDejb#OnThisDay in 1906, the Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres Quevedo demonstrated the telekino, the first remote contro… https://t.co/dhB47iwQ4IIts an authoritarian regime, but its no jackboot dictatorship in the eyes of the North Korean public https://t.co/KFX5gt0eNhWhy is the Battle of Salamis still so important? For its 2,499th anniversary, I talked to @ancientstristan on… https://t.co/oPNRd8AHMb
Retweeted by History Hit💥Join Dan live at 4pm today, as he discusses the hunt for Julius Caesar's killer with Peter Stothard: it's going to… https://t.co/QyqaW66f6sJoin Dan live at 4pm today, as he discusses the hunt for the assassins in one of the most famous murders in history… https://t.co/4tBl5NhEhQ#OnThisDay in 1555, the Peace of Augsburg was signed. This legally recognised the division of Christianity within t… https://t.co/1TqQfHoUe5
9/25
2020
Was William Bury, hanged for the murder of his wife, also Jack the Ripper? A team of forensic scientists set out to… https://t.co/ZrB3BPRINDNew addition to our shop - handmade felt crowns so you can feel like royalty in your own home 👑 very limited stock… https://t.co/SR6roQW3yrShe was a renowned warrior princess, an Amazon in the making after she reportedly slayed an Illyrian queen in singl… https://t.co/01uZ6D0d2DLimited stock left of our historical face coverings! Make sure you don't miss out and get yours today 👉… https://t.co/soMGxVanHw#OnThisDay in 1645, the Parliamentarians and Royalists clashed at the Battle of Rowton Heath in the English Civil W… https://t.co/RUkCisVCYM#OnThisDay in 1914, the Russian army began their siege of the Austro-Hungarian stronghold at Przemyśl in what is no… https://t.co/2Vk4JrZlCd
9/24
2020
Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded after the Defence of Rorke's Drift. It remains the most Victoria Crosses that… https://t.co/Ie4gG40BwrIt was 2 December 1805 and just outside what is now Brno in the Czech Republic, three mighty armies were about to f… https://t.co/6i8vbyuohZAt 7.20 am on Saturday 1 July cinematographer Geoffrey Malins witnessed the detonation of explosives under Hawthorn… https://t.co/NYqdM7osWmWe've got some cracking multi-packs of our historical face coverings - perfect as gifts or if you're feeling indeci… https://t.co/e8VP6rYI0nDesigned by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Clifton Suspension Bridge is a remarkable feat of engineering.… https://t.co/ZPR6Zvz4e5#OnThisDay in 1641, the Merchant Royal sunk off Land's End in Cornwall, carrying at least 100,000 pounds of gold (o… https://t.co/XhRkElO4E9Wherever Napoleons armies conquered, they sought to leave an indelible mark, although some proved more popular and… https://t.co/zhyoQsClyP @IngridRavary Hi Ingrid, we do ship to Canada!#OnThisDay in 1803, Major General Arthur Wellesley, better remembered today as the Duke of Wellington, gained his f… https://t.co/4YX4YK8Jq7
9/23
2020
#OnThisDay in 1896, Queen Victoria overtook her grandfather King George III as the then longest-reigning monarch in… https://t.co/056bhP9XOB#OnThisDay in 1934, a devastating underground explosion occurred in the Gresford Colliery in North Wales and claime… https://t.co/GCvEURwqCM
9/22
2020
In this episode of History Hit Live Dan Snow is joined by fellow history presenter Dan Jones to talk about the Knig… https://t.co/SceiGU4gmnOur historical face coverings are flying off the shelves - we have limited stock left of our curernt selection so g… https://t.co/mHuBOIGwHJWhen the French launched La Gloire, the most powerful warship of the time, in 1859, the British panicked. It was no… https://t.co/2sb0VlHxR8To this day, on the original chair from which Churchill presided over his war cabinet meetings, you can see the gro… https://t.co/GGubXpnAtx#OnThisDay in 1937, Middle Earth was born as J.R.R Tolkien published the Hobbit short adventure story. It remains o… https://t.co/b4aIb7tx8CHow not to be an 18th century soldier... Watch The Battle for North America 👉https://t.co/hMJlOaptbC https://t.co/6pUpQxNG8hThe Commonwealth of England between 1649 and 1660 is one of the least talked about, yet most defining, periods in B… https://t.co/WWZVBwDc10Livestream tonight! 7.30pm UK time. Join @thehistoryguy and Steven Peters for a discussion about the Mayflower vo… https://t.co/FPvdKMtpN0#OnThisDay in 1949, Chariman Mao proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China following years of… https://t.co/T6hWiVy13MBy the end of the war their casualty rates would exceed those incurred by the British Army during the Battle of the… https://t.co/u886fKA6dR
9/21
2020
4 June 1940. Winston Churchill mobilised the English language and sent it into battle at the despatch box Watch Ma… https://t.co/DonYAc2elbOn 13 August the Germans mounted 1,485 sorties in the Battle of Britain’s first major operation, 'Adlertag' (Eagle… https://t.co/nzHdKzG62NSinclair McKay explains an extraordinary moment of moral recoil for Winston Churchill in the wake of the bombing of… https://t.co/gRjbFCGpGsVictory was total. An enemy fleet obliterated. The course of a great war determined. A hero struck down and a legen… https://t.co/hNqqD8CdG9#OnThisDay in 1854, Luke O'Connor became the first recipient of the Victoria Cross from the Army., having fought br… https://t.co/N2LxnZxgvHNew Ancients Podcast! Professor David Potter tells the story of Constantine the Great’s remarkable (and brutal) ri… https://t.co/EcJHSJMpft
Retweeted by History Hit💥How might our World look if Germany’d won the Battle of Britain? In ‘Real Fake History’ @thehistoryguy,… https://t.co/wM3WrCgkgi
Retweeted by History Hit💥The Critical Roles of Two Royal Eleanors in Causing the Second Barons War https://t.co/YTv5rRAPvqIt's the weekend! And there's no better time to get your historical face covering - find all 14 of them at 👉… https://t.co/IVIpVX8oVH#OnThisDay in 1946, filmmakers from 21 nations arrived in what had once been a casino in Cannes, an already-glamoro… https://t.co/TGjeAUb09o
9/20
2020
Dan Snow (@thehistoryguy) visits Bentley Priory in North London to learn more about the secret weapon that was so c… https://t.co/o16zR8kKhb400 years ago a merchant ship sailed out of Plymouth and commenced one of history’s most significant naval voyages… https://t.co/LP7qgnba45Spitfires, Hurricanes, Messerschmitts. All planes we commonly associate with the Battle of Britain. The Italian Fia… https://t.co/1DBlumiyQsWho was Julius Caesar and what was his family history? How did he conquer Gaul? What were his main accomplishment… https://t.co/oa5iQgi7HY.@thehistoryguy discovers the technology that has gone in to making the new F-35 Lightning, from the ejector seat t… https://t.co/Ds6VCocCHn#OnThisDay in 1970, Michael Eavis hosted the first festival at Glastonbury, entitled the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk F… https://t.co/3g39DlJEhoIt was the worst kamikaze attack that a ship survived https://t.co/8Aio1ENLbG#OnThisDay in 1893, New Zealand became the first nation to give women the vote. The most prominent member of the wo… https://t.co/qw2f85USrS
9/19
2020
It's the weekend! And there's no better time to get your historical face covering - find all 14 of them at 👉… https://t.co/J1l87Bq3tXQuestioning authority, registering protest and generally objecting are an integral part of what makes us human https://t.co/3uOBtdqFD7#OnThisDay in 1809, the Royal Opera House opened in Covent Garden, London with a performance of Macbeth. Previously… https://t.co/2sRsd8LgP6Although they did not have the vocabulary to describe it as such, ‘strategic thinking’ was an essential part of the… https://t.co/uD16umjHYc#OnThisDay in 1066, Harald Hardraada landed in England and began his final campaign. An adventurer, mercenary, king… https://t.co/GBNn8qYyiO
9/18
2020
Can't decide which historical figure to feature on your face covering? Check out our new 3 packs of face coverings… https://t.co/mWZq656ThfIn this poignant interview, Victor Gregg recounts his traumatic experience of the Second World War and how it has s… https://t.co/q7PSU2KBwp#OnThisDay in 1862, Confederate and Union forces clashed at the Battle of Antietam, in Sharpsburg, Maryland. By the… https://t.co/NZ1YNCyu3mSince the Luftwaffe initiated all combats against Fighter Command, implementing various and constantly changing pla… https://t.co/BK9YMhVhfBLimited stock of our current face covering designs is available. Who would you like to see us stock next? Tweet us… https://t.co/prX6DRdmtU#OnThisDay in 1940, Hitler gave up on Operation Sealion after the RAF denied the Luftwaffe air superiority during t… https://t.co/s3ZhTdc0dY
9/17
2020
Howard Carter discovered golden sandals on the feet of Tutankhamun’s mummy. Beautifully preserved, they are over 3,… https://t.co/zVnxg4tskiThe original Peaky Blinder gangs were not major criminals like we see in the TV series. They were backstreet thugs.… https://t.co/XvVzyF4KJWIn 1919 Ferdinand Foch, a leading French general, was angered by the final terms of the Treaty of Versailles and ha… https://t.co/K5Dp3fGiMBKatie Wignall, founder of @look_uplondon, shines a light on the stories of Annie Besant, Annie Brewster and Sylvia… https://t.co/jsILc02GqHEver fancied wearing your favourite historical figures out and about? Our fantastic face coverings are on a flash s… https://t.co/fVPimdIx6TThere’s a proverb that says a lot about the average Ancient Greek drinking party : ‘I hate a symposiast with a good… https://t.co/qcPuTKFZF1
9/16
2020

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