Event (349 subjects)

Women's suffrage

Women's suffrage

Throughout history women have generally not been allowed to vote, with, by the 19th century, a few exceptions based on the woman's marital status or her property ownership, and then only in some el...

Event, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Roman invasion

Roman invasion

The first Roman invasions of Britain took place in 55-54 BCE - Julius Caesar had two attempts. The Roman conquest was only completed in 43 BCE by Emperor Claudius.

Event, Armed Forces, Romans

1 memorial
English Civil War

English Civil War

The English Civil War was a series of civil wars and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers"), mainly over the manner of England's governance and i...

Event, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration, Religion

1 memorial
Battle of Brentford, 1642

Battle of Brentford, 1642

One of the many battles of the English Civil War. King Charles's forces were advancing on London. Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex attempted to stop them at the Brentford bridge. A small pitched...

Event, Armed Forces

1 memorial
Indian Rebellion / Indian Mutiny

Indian Rebellion / Indian Mutiny

A major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India against the rule of the British East India Company. Also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.

Event, Armed Forces, India

1 memorial
Mackenzie Road V2 bomb

Mackenzie Road V2 bomb

At 9.26pm on 26 December 1944, the V2 rocket missile exploded at the junction of Mackenzie and Chalfont Roads. Over 340 people were casualties, which included 73 deaths and 86 suffering from sever ...

Event, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial
Kings Road tenements WW2 attack

Kings Road tenements WW2 attack

From Guinness Partnership History: "The biggest single loss of life at The Guinness Trust estates occurred in one night and at one estate – the 23 February 1944 at the Kings Road tenements. Bombers...

Event, Tragedy

1 memorial
Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat was a successful WW2 British deception operation to disguise the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. British intelligence obtained an unwanted body and took it to Hackney Mortuary w...

Event, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2

1 memorial
Mitcham drought relief

Mitcham drought relief

Mitcham is located on the fast-flowing River Wandle. It attracted a lot of industries, many requiring water power. Bleaching, dying and fabric printing, along with mills producing tobacco, paper, g...

Event, Industry

1 memorial
Southall rail crash

Southall rail crash

An InterCity 125 high speed passenger train from Swansea failed to slow down in response to warning signals and collided with a freight train crossing its path. Seven people were killed and 139 inj...

Event, Tragedy, Transport

3 memorials
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