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America’s Richest (and Poorest) Presidents

You have to go all the way back to America’s first president to find one almost as wealthy as our current one. Estimated to have been worth a cool $525 million, George Washington built his fortune through a mix of inherited wealth, land speculation (thanks to an advantage he gained as a government surveyor) and diverse business holdings that included everything from hemp production to one of America’s most successful distilleries.
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Battle of Hastings, 14 October 1066

Battle of Hastings, 14 October 1066 IntroductionBackgroundSources1066The English ArmyThe Norman ArmyThe BattleThe AftermathIntroductionThe Battle of Hastings is one of the few truly decisive battles in history. On a single day Duke William of Normandy conquered a kingdom that had resisted Viking invasions for years on end, ending a line of Anglo-Saxon kings that claim decent from Alfred the Great.
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Auxiliary Unit

The Auxiliary Unit was Britain's secret army if Britain was ever invaded. The Auxiliary Unit comprised of men from the Home Guard who were to act as resistance fighters behind enemy lines once an invasion had taken place. The Auxiliary Unit was the idea of Major-General Colin Gubbins, a top intelligence officer in the British Army.
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Charles II

Charles II, son of Charles I, became King of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland in 1660 as a result of the Restoration Settlement. Charles ruled to 1685 and his reign is famous for the 1665 Great Plague that primarily affected London and the 1666 Great Fire of London. Charles was born on May 29 th 1630 at St.
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