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Saturday, 30 June 2018

The Pillory

On 30 June 1837 the pillory (a wooden frame your head and arms were locked into) was abolished in Britain. www.localhistories.org/pun.html 

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Bannockburn

On 24 June 1314 the Scots won a decisive victory at Bannockburn. It ensured Scottish independence. www.localhistories.org/scotland.html 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The first English police

On 19 June 1829 Robert Peel founded the first modern English police force in London. They were named bobbies or peelers after him. www.localhistories.org/police.html

Monday, 18 June 2018

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Saturday, 9 June 2018

St Lawrence River

On 9 June 1534 Jacques Cartier became the first European to discover the St Lawrence River. www.localhistories.org/canada.html

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The Great Reform Act

On 7 June 1832 in Britain the Great Reform Act received the royal assent. Until then only about 10% of men could vote. The new act increased that to about 14%. But at least it made the distribution of constituencies fairer. It was not until 1918 that all men in Britain could vote. (The same year, 1918 most women in Britain were given the right to vote). www.localhistories.org/womenvotetime.html

Wednesday, 6 June 2018