– full text of the 1912 book A History of the British Nation – in-depth history of Britain and the Empire
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This diarists shorthand writings were first deciphered in 1819, over a century after his death
His account of the Great Fire of London is one of our best contemporay sources of the event
James is succeeded by his son James IV
This monarch was killed by a stray arrow
The arrow was shot by William Tyrell
The king was hunting in the New Forest
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