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Tudor England

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England Permanently Loses Control Over Calais

Today on January 7, 1558, English soldiers swiftly surrender after the Siege of Calais, ending their control over this critical city. The Siege of Calais...
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English Playwright William Shakespeare Born In Stratford

Today on April 23, 1564, one of the world's most famous playwrights, William Shakespeare, was born — to be, or not to be, that is...
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The Massive Spanish Armada Departs From Lisbon

Today on May 28, 1588, the massive Spanish Armada departs from Lisbon on a mission to conquer England. The Spanish Armada is one of the...

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