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What are the days that changed Britain?

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 16:41 UK time, Monday, 23 February 2009


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All this week historian Dan Snow has been looking at the Five Days That Changed Britain. Yesterday he wound the clock back to August 43AD and the start of the Roman invasion of Britain.


Today he turns his attention to December 31 1600 and the day that Queen Elizabeth granted the East India Company's charter to trade in the East Indies, a move which would help turn Britain into a global superpower. Watch the film here

 

More information:

BBC History: Britain's presence in India

 

You can watch all Dan's Days That Changed Britain films here.

 

Which days do think were the most important in the development of Britain? Let us know here. The best suggestions will be used in a quiz to test Dan's historical know-how in the studio on Friday.

 

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