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Henry VII

Henry VII is also known as Henry Tudor. He was the first Tudor king after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in August 1485. This battle saw the end of the Wars of the Roses which had brought instability to England. Henry VII was king of England from 1485 to 1509. His second son, also called Henry, inherited the throne and became Henry VIII.
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James Connolly

James Connolly was a leading figure in recent Irish history. James Connolly played a leading part in the Easter Uprising of 1916 and his execution outraged many in Ireland. James Connolly was born in June 1868. For a man so linked to Irish history, Connolly was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. The area he lived in was nicknamed 'Little Ireland' and was one of the city's slum areas.
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Franz Stangl

Franz Stangl was the commandant at Treblinka when the camp was turned from a place where incompetence abounded to where efficiency was the key - all turned around by Franz Stangl. Treblinka was to be a camp where murder took place on a vast scale - and Stangl oversaw this. At the end of the war, Stangl was arrested but he managed to conceal his true identity and he was released from custody in 1947.
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Today in History - March 9th

Today in History March 9th 141 BC - Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han dynasty of China. 632 - The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. 1009 - First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
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Units of Government

There are 85,000 different units or types of government in America. These units range from the Federal government which has power over the whole of America in certain areas stated in the Constitution to the Special District and Regional governments which are very much at a local level. America puts a great deal of faith in political power at a regional and local level and such power is jealously guarded against any deemed intrusion by the Federal government.
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1857 General Election

England C 168,705 votes (31.7%) 185 MP's elected L 355,910 votes (68.2%) 275 MP's elected Ch 614 votes (0.1%) 0 MP elected Wales C 3,586 votes (34.6%) 17 MP's elected L 7,892 votes ( 65.4%) 15 MP's elected Scotland C 4,060 votes (15.3%) 14 MP's elected L 31,995 votes (84.7%) 39 MP's elected Ch 4 votes (0%) 0 MP elected Ireland C 61,741 votes (43.
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