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Monte Castello - Italy

Monte Castello - Italy

THE TAKEOVER OF MONTE CASTELLO

On February 21, 1945 the Brazilian Expeditionary Force achieved one of its most remarkable feats during the Campaign of Italy—the conquest of Monte Castello, until then considered an inexpugnable fortress.

That conquest became legendary not only for its expressive tactical meaning but also for the extremely adverse conditions that inv...
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Trematon Castle, Plymouth

Trematon Castle, Plymouth

Soon after the Conquest in 1066, the Normans built a motte-and-bailey castle in a commanding position 2 kilometers south-east of Trematon village.
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Battle of Hastings 1066

Battle of Hastings 1066

The place where 1066 Willem the concerer defeated and killed Harold Godwinson, the last Saxon King of England, and destroyed his army, opening England to the Norman conquest.
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Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle in Essex, England dates from shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It was built by Aubrey de Vere, one of William I's barons, who chose the location from the extensive lands granted by the king in lieu of services provided.
No rating yet08/20/2006255Google Earth Logo
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Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower is a large fortified house on a hilltop between Preston and Blackburn. It was built around a medieval pele tower, which originally stood between the inner and outer courtyards of the present house. The ancestral home of the de Hoghton family since the Norman Conquest, Hoghton Tower is one of the most dramatic-looking houses in the North of England.
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1402 Battle of Ankara

1402 Battle of Ankara

Battle of Ankara, fought on 1402, took place near Ankara between Ottoman and Timurid forces. Ottoman sultan Beyazid was captured and enslaved. The loss to Timur had drastic effects on Ottomans, a civil war between 4 sons of Beyazid resulted in delaying of Conquest of Istanbul and further progress in Balkans.
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1453 Conquest of Istanbul (then Constantinople)

1453 Conquest of Istanbul (then Constantinople)

The only city in the world which served as capital of three different Empires: The Roman Empire (330-395), Byzantine Empire (395-1453) and the Ottoman Empire (1453-1923).

The Fall of Istanbul to Ottomans marked the end of Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire. Over the centuries Istanbul had been under siege many times, but this last successful one required moving 70 ships over land ...
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Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

The famous Hagia Sofia mosque in Istanbul Turkey. It was built by Constantine the Great in the 6th century, the architects were Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles.

Hagia Sophia is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. Its central dome is 31 meters in diameter and 56 meters high. It has been damaged by earthquakes in 558, 563, 989 and 1346.
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Munda Point airfield 1943

Munda Point airfield 1943

The objective of the Central Solomons campaign was the Japanese airfield on Munda Point, which, in friendly hands, would be a stepping-stone in the conquest of the Solomons Islands chain. The airfield runs west to east and a taxi-way snakes through both sides of the field. Kokengolo Hill is on its north side. This photograph records the results of a Marine dive-bomber attack, which resulted in ...
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Harold II Godwinsons grave

Harold II Godwinsons grave

Harold Godwinson or Harold II (Old English: Harold Gōdwines sunu; c. 1022 – 14 October 1066) was the last Anglo-Saxon King of England before the Norman Conquest.[1] Harold reigned from 5 January 1066, until his death at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October of that same year, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror. Harold is one of only two Kings of England to have died i...
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Launceston Castle in Launceston, Cornwall

Launceston Castle in Launceston, Cornwall

The castle is a Norman motte and bailey earthwork castle raised by Robert, Count of Mortain, half-brother of William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman conquest, possibly as early as 1067. It became the administrative headquarters for the great Earls of Cornwall where they could control the vast estates that they owned throughout the area. The castle remained with little development, apart ...
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Catedral (Cathedral) de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Catedral (Cathedral) de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The conquest of the Canary Island by the Kingdom of Spain started at the beginning of 15th century, and the construction of the Cathedral of Santa Ana, in the city of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria island) begun in 15th century, but took many years to finish. It presents Gothic interior and neoclassicist exterior. The Cathedral´s Patio de Los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard) is an architectural gem
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