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  1. Slavery Abolition — 2020-06-29 17:13:17
    …ary Corsairs == From before 1500 the Barbary pirates of **Africa** operated raids of seaside villages in Italy, Spain, France, England, Netherlands right up to Iceland, capturing European men, women and children to be used in their slave trade.…
  2. Obstetrical Forceps — 2020-06-28 13:29:13
    …len (c.1560–1631) around 1600. The Chamberlens had migrated to England in 1569 to escape the religious violence in France. From his roots as a barber-surgeon working in London, he became the Royal obstetrician-surgeon during the reign of K…
  3. Cinematography — 2020-05-26 23:18:26
    …"Inventor" Image="Louis_Le_Prince.jpg" Who="Louis Le Prince" width="350" birth_date="28 August 1841" birth_place="Metz, France" death_date="16 September 1890" death_place="?" }} === Louis Le Prince - 1888 === ~- [[CategoryTechnology]]::[[Entertai…
    …ra.jpg" class="left" title="Louis Le Prince single lens camera" width="300" }} ::cr:: Louis Le Prince was born in Metz, France in 1841 and came to Leeds [[Yorkshire]] in 1866 at the invitation of John Whitley. Le Prince became fascinated with t…
  4. Suffolk Punch — 2019-07-30 14:43:58
    …mote the Suffolk Punch and started to be exported all over the world. Canada in 1865 United States in 1880 and later to France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and many more. {{tag ids="Suffolk Punch Cre…
  5. Roundabout — 2018-10-12 14:09:43
    …ially adopted in 1966. Modern roundabouts start to spread around the world. Sweden – 1967 Norway, Denmark – 1970s France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland – 1980s Australia – 1980s US – 1990. == Roundabout Pro's == A true …
  6. Electric Toaster — 2018-10-12 13:33:05
    … MacMasters" width="200" birth_date="20 March 1865" birth_place="Edinburgh" death_date="25 December 1927" death_place="France" }} === Alan MacMasters 1893 === ~-[[CategoryDomestic]] In 1893 MacMasters contacted the English electrical engineer …
  7. Underwater Tunnel — 2018-07-23 22:04:41
    …" Image="MarcIsambardBrunel.jpg" Who="Marc Isambard Brunel" width="" birth_date="25 Apr 1769" birth_place="Hacqueville, France" death_date="12 Dec 1849" death_place="London" }} === Thames Tunnel 1843 === The Thames Tunnel was the first subaqueou…
  8. Cambridge Cream — 2017-07-10 16:58:31
    …Brulee? Non non'''' == Cambridge Cream is often thought to be a French invention, the first written reference to it in France is in François Massialot's 'Le cuisinier royal et bourgeois' of 1691, but it is called **'crème à l'Angloise'**. T…
  9. Radio — 2017-07-05 10:54:29
    …3.7 miles**. The message read "**Are you ready**". The English channel was crossed on 27 March **1899**, from Wimereux, France to South Foreland Lighthouse, [[England]]. ==1897 == {{Image url="MarconiFactory.jpg" title="Marconi Factory" class="r…
  10. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    …ed the process; his coal-powered factories in Newcastle upon Tyne produced much stronger bottles than were available in France. As a result the English could deliberately induce a secondary fermentation in wine without the risk of blowing up the…
  11. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …shed designs for, and may have installed, a steam-powered engine for pumping water at Vauxhall House. ::c:: == Over to France == {{Image url="MorlandPortrait.jpg" width="" class="right" title="Sir Samuel Morland 1625 - 1695" }} In about 1680 the…
    …eveloped ideas for a steam engine during the same period and built a number of steam-engine pumps for King Louis XIV of France in the 1680s. ::c:: == Back in Britain == Early industrial steam engines were designed by '''Thomas Savery''' (the "fi…
  12. Modern Olympics — 2017-01-25 14:57:15
    …ovement with de Coubertain. ==Modern Olympics== In **1894** the first Congress of the **Modern Olympics** was held in France and Brookes was invited to attend. Unfortunately he was unable to go due to ill health. In 1896 however the Shropshire …
  13. Guillotine — 2016-07-28 13:29:34
    …ution of two criminals on a single day, on 30 April 1650. The first recorded use of what was known as the guillotine in France was in 1789. …
  14. Titanic — 2016-03-08 14:18:30
    … the world. Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage on Wednesday 10 April, 1912, calling at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown in southern Ireland before heading out across the Atlantic, on course for New York. It struck an iceberg…

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