200 Years Ago

Annals Britannica the historical website managed by Tom Bliss records that in 1822 the following deaths occurred. Percy Shelley One of England’s most famous Romantic Poets, Percy Bysshe Shelley, who wrote the sonnet Ozymondias and other classics of English Literature, drowned off the Italian coast at the age of twenty nine on 8th July. His … Read more

The UK and Ireland 1921

The Anglo-Irish Treaty Annals Britannica attempts to record events involved in the political separation of Ireland from the rest of the British Isles in 1921. The hundredth anniversary of the Anglo-Irish Treaty is remembered this year: it marked a fundamental change in a stormy relationship which had endured for 750 years and is discussed in … Read more

Suez Canal Crisis 1956

The Suez Crisis 2021 marks the 65th anniversary of the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956. Annals Fresh Start and Readjustment¬† recounts events leading up to the nationalisation of the Anglo-French owned Suez Canal in June 1956 by General Gamal A. Nasser, the Egyptian president. Israeli troops invaded Gaza in late October and the Egyptian army … Read more

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