Events for Wednesday 23rd May 2012


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Battle of Ramillies

23rd May 1706

On Sunday 23 May 1706, near the village of Ramillies in modern Belgium, the Anglo-Dutch army commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, inflicted a devastating defeat on the French army of the Duke de Villeroi. The French army was shattered physically and morally and, as a result, Marlborough's army overran almost all of the Spanish Netherlands in the next six weeks, and gained an unshakeable advantage over the armed might of Louis XIV's France during the long War of the Spanish Succession.

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Ramillies - 1706
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by James Falkner

On Sunday 23 May 1706, near the village of Ramillies in modern Belgium, the Anglo-Dutch army commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, inflicted a devastating defeat on the French army of the Duke de Villeroi. Marlborough's triumph on that day ranks alongside Blenheim as one of the great… Read more...

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This Day's Events

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The Forces March

Starts: Wed 23rd May
Ends: Sun 27th May
Price: £149.00 + sponsorship
Tel: 08447 365265
Email: info@forcesmarch.org.uk
Website: http://www.forcesmarch.org.uk

Hillsborough, Ilfracombe EX34 9QG

Challenge event in Ilfracombe

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Open to EVERYONE to walk/run/tab 132.2 miles over 5 days from Ilfracombe, North Devon to Bulford, Wiltshire through stunning scenery.
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