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  2. Mar 14, 2021 · The first newspaper in the town, the Christchurch Times began publication in 1855. The railway reached Christchurch in 1862. The 2 fairs that had been held in Christchurch since the middle ages were abolished in 1872. The weekly market also stopped about this time but it started again in 1976.

  3. Feb 28, 2011 · Millions of people since Roman times have thought of themselves as 'British', for example, yet this identity was only created in 1707 with the Union of England, Wales and Scotland.

  4. The Huguenots, French Protestants facing persecution following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, began to move to England in large numbers around 1670, after King Charles II offered them sanctuary. Most came from regions in western France such as Poitou, and in all some 40–50,000 arrived.

  5. Aug 8, 2008 · But England's first church historian, the Venerable Bede reports in his History of the English Church and People that in 156, during the reign of Roman emperor Marcus Antoninus, a British king ...

  6. Apr 8, 2020 · Christianity had been present in the British Isles for at least three centuries before St Augustine's Vatican-sponsored mission to Christianise the kingdom of Kent in AD 597, as evidenced by Patrick and David (the patron saints of Ireland and Wales who lived in the late 5th and early 6th century), and Alban, martyred for his beliefs during the third century.

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