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  1. Apr 25, 2022 · Eventually, even this distinction largely disappeared in the course of the Hundred Years War (1337–1453), and by the 14th century Normans identified themselves as English, having been fully assimilated into the emerging English population. However, some, like William Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembroke, felt already English in the 12th century. Wales

  2. Apr 25, 2022 · The situation only changed during the reign of Edward III (1327-1377), when gold coins were introduced for the first time since the Anglo-Saxon period. Edward may have introduced them as a marker of prestige for England, or to make the payment of alliances and armies during the Hundred Years’ War more efficient.

  3. May 06, 2022 · The bridge occupies the site of a 14th century ford, once the main crossing point for the River Medway. On the opposite bank is Lockmeadow, home to Maidstone Market and The Stag. This 21ft tall aluminium sculpture was erected in London in 1963 and now forms part of the River Art project, which also includes the Dove of Peace and the Totem ...

  4. May 06, 2022 · The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–53. In the early 1330s an outbreak of deadly bubonic plague occurred in China. The bubonic plague mainly affects rodents, but fleas can transmit the disease to people.

  5. May 10, 2022 · In the 18th and early 19th centuries smuggling continued to be rife in on the Romney Marsh, both in fact and in the fictional stories of Dr Syn. Spirits, silk, lace, tea, tobacco and such like were smuggled in while tin, graphite and particularly wool, were smuggled out. Smuggling on the Marsh was at its height during the period from 1700 to 1840.

  6. May 02, 2022 · St Dunstan in Snargate was built c1200 and comprising chancel, nave, north and south aisles, a south porch and a tower. It underwent considerable "restoration" at the hands of Rev. Edward Wilkinson in 1871 which removed many of the ancient features. The present nave dates from around 1200; it was enlarged around 1250 with aisles to the north ...

  7. May 10, 2022 · Sheep have grazed the marshes for centuries, the quality of its pastures is renowned. By 14th century England’s most important commodity for internal trade and export was wool. This continued until in the 16th century when wool prices in England fell forcing traders to export more to the continent.

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