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  2. Jan 24, 2023 · Christchurch became a City by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856 by virtue of having become an English See under letters patent. This was because it was the ‘seat’, or base, for a bishop. The Reverend Henry John Chitty Harper was consecrated, or made a bishop, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and arrived with his family in Lyttelton on 23 December 1856.

  3. Jan 10, 2023 · This lists all the international and coastal ships that arrived at Lyttelton 1890-1891 as reported by The Press, Christchurch. The captains are listed in alphabetical order. There is no passenger information. If the ship’s name is unknown New Zealand Shipping Company's Hurunui, the first ship to enter the new graving dock at Lyttelton, Jan. 1883

  4. Jan 18, 2023 · Angle, member of a Germanic people, which, together with the Jutes, Saxons, and probably the Frisians, invaded the island of Britain in the 5th century ce. The Angles gave their name to England, as well as to the word Englisc, used even by Saxon writers to denote their vernacular tongue. The Angles are first mentioned by Tacitus (1st century ce) as worshippers of the deity Nerthus. According ...

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  5. Jan 19, 2023 · Norfolk, England: Felbrigg Hall. By the time of Domesday Book (1086), the record of the land survey ordered by William I the Conqueror, Norfolk was one of the most heavily populated and wealthiest regions in England, and it remained so throughout the medieval period. The region’s prosperity depended largely on wool.

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  6. 5 days ago · England became inhabited more than 800,000 years ago, as the discovery of stone tools and footprints at Happisburgh in Norfolk have indicated. [1] The earliest evidence for early modern humans in Northwestern Europe, a jawbone discovered in Devon at Kents Cavern in 1927, was re-dated in 2011 to between 41,000 and 44,000 years old. [2]

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