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The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is really an embroidery but the word tapestry has stuck. The Bayeux Tapestry is now on permanent public display in the city of Bayeux in Normandy, France. It tells the story of the Battle of Hastings; why William felt he had to invade, the preparations made for the crossing and the battle itself.
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The Lords Spiritual

The Lords Spiritual are members of the House of Lords who have an ecclesiastical position, such as the Bishops of London and Durham. Prior to the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the Tudor era, the majority of members of the House of Lords were Lords Spiritual, including abbots and priors. After the completion of the Dissolution, only archbishops and bishops were allowed to attend.
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Freedom Ride

The Freedom Ride took place in 1961. Though the Freedom Ride is well known in civil rights history, it was not the first time that segregation in transport had been challenged in the Deep South. In 1946, the Supreme Court ruled that segregated seating on interstate buses was unconstitutional. However, as with everything that the Supreme Court adjudicates on, its ruling only works if the people of America and the governments at state and local level agree to support such a ruling.
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Youth Opposition in Nazi Germany

Youth protest movements did exist in Nazi Germany. The Nazi propagandists of the time would have had the world believe that the youth population of Nazi Germany was fully behind Hitler. It is true that many did join the Hitler Youth movement but in 1936 membership was made compulsory and all other youth movements were banned so there was no alternative.
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The Provisional Government

The Provisional Government The Provisional Government came into being on March 14th 1917. Based in the capital, Petrograd, the Provisional Government was first led by Rodzyanko and was formed in response to the fear that the old tsarist government in Petrograd would call in frontline troops to put down the rebellion that had occurred in the city.
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Martin Luther and the German Reformation

Martin Luther has been one of the most influential people in history. Scroll down to access all topics Theological Terms The Roman Catholic Church in 1500 Luther's early life The 95 Theses The 95 Theses - a modern translation The social consequences of Luther The spread of Luther Luther and German cities Luther 1530 to 1555 Luther and Europe Was Luther a revolutionary?
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