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Burford Photo Gallery - Bridge
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British Heritage Awards
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British History Quiz
The first major battle of the English Civil War was fought 23 October 1642
Parliament was led by the Earl of Essex, the royalists by Charles I and Prince Rupert
The battle was indecisive but both sides claimed victory
This Day in British History
26 September, 672
Synod of Hertford
The Synod of Hertford was a church gathering that proclaimed the supremacy of the see of Canterbury in the English church. The Archbishop of Canterbury was given the power to divide dioceses and to create new bishops.