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Just under two weeks to go until our Meet the Ancestors event on the 28th September. Here is the programme for more details on the events and Tudor fun to be had!
11th August 1897: Today marks the birth of one of the most successful children’s storytellers of the twentieth century Enid Blyton.
Blyton’s books have sold more than 600 million copies worldwide.
Hands up if you wanted to be part of the Famous Five!
(Photo Alfred , Lord Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892) with his wife Emily (1813-1896) and his sons Hallam (1852-1928) and Lionel (1854-1886)
Today is the birthday of English poet Alfred Tennyson, born on this day in British history, 6 August 1809. Tennyson is most remembered for his poetry, as he was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during the reign of Queen Victoria.
From Genes Reunited:
At the outbreak of WW1, on this day in 1914 Lord Kitchener appealed for 100,000 volunteers to fight for their country. He placed adverts in newspapers which stated: “Your King and Country need you”.
Soon these adverts were replaced by the legendary poster below which resulted in over 2 million volunteers.
William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival . In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honoured for what the Nobel Committee described as “inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.”
A hundred years ago today, tens of thousands of women walked hundreds of miles across the country, to meet in London’s Hyde Park to campaign for votes for women.
Read more about this great female pilgrimage here:http://bit.ly/139Hk3u
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”
10th July 1940 – the German Air Force launched a series of attacks over England which would last three and a half months. It became known as the Battle of Britain.