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Origins of the Cinque Ports and Dover Part II

Henry III (1216-1272) ascended the throne when he was only 9 years old but like his father’s, King John (1199-1216), reign it was a stormy one. Following the Battle of Dover of 24 August 1217 (see Origins of the Cinque Ports and … Continue reading

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Caroline of Brunswick – Dover’s Queen

George III (1760-1820) died at the age of eighty-two. He had been deemed incapable of ruling the country since 1811, when his son, George IV (1820-1830) had reigned as Prince Regent. Within the ‘ton’ – the name given to high … Continue reading

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John Dixwell the Dover Member of Parliament who committed Regicide

Few episodes of early American history intrigued nineteenth century novelists more than the flight of three of the regicides, who had signed the death warrant of Charles I , to New England, following the Restoration of King Charles II in … Continue reading

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King John and Dover

King John (1199-1216) is particularly remembered as being forced to sign the Magna Carta by the Barons of England on the 15 June 1215. In reality, the King did not sign it but attached his seal which confirmed his endorsement.  Yet … Continue reading

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Charles II – Restoration

In 1660, Charles II stepped ashore on Dover beach to claim the throne of England. The country, in the preceeding twenty years had been through three Civil Wars and witnessed the beheading of the Monarch – Charles I on 30 … Continue reading

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