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Europe

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Europe

The home continent of the Great Powers during the Victorian Era




Battle of Copenhagen

Apr 02, 1801

John Franklin took part in the Battle of Copenhagen on board HMS Polyphemus as part of Nelson’s squadron.

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Charles Elliot is Born

Aug 15, 1801

Charles Elliot is born in Dresden, in saxony. He was one of nine children, and educated in Reading School in Reading.

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Battle of Trafalgar

Oct 21, 1805

John Franklin took part in the Battle of Trafalgar as a Midshipman on board HMS Bellerophon.

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George Back is Taken Prisoner

1809

George Back is captured by the French and taken prisoner.

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Lord Byron Begins His Grand Tour of Europe

1809

Lord Byron begins his Grand Tour of Europe, partly as this was common for young members of the nobility and partly to escape his creditors. The Napoleonic Wars meant that he had to concentrate his tour on the Mediterranean, as there was less conflict in this area.

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George Back is Released

1814

George Back is released from the French prison at Verdun due to the peace treaty of 1814. He then serves as a Midshipman as HMS Akbar and HMS Bulwark.

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Treaty of Ghent

Dec 24, 1814

The peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 is signed, restoring the prewar borders.

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Thomas Abernethy Goes to Sea

1815

Thomas Abernethy was apprenticed as a merchant seaman to the sloop Friends

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Lord Byron Changes His Surname to Noel

1822

Lord Byron changes his surname to Noel in order to collect an inherit from his aunt

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Lord Hay

Aug 23, 1827

Lord John Hay is born in Geneva in Switzerland

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Ibrahim Pasha Visits Western Europe

1846

Ibrahim Pasha visits western Europe

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Goodenough Becomes Naval Attaché

Sep 09, 1871

Captain Goodenough becomes a Naval attaché

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Cuxhaven Raid

Dec 25, 1914

Aircraft from the seaplane carriers of the Harwich Force to raid a Zeppelin base

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Ems River Mission

Jul 03, 1915

Seaplanes from HMS Engadine and HMS Riviera attempt to scout up the river Ems in order to try and find a Zeppelin. Two of Engadine's three Sopwith Schneider floatplanes were wrecked on takeoff, and the third badly damaged.

One of HMS Riviera's Short Brothers floatplanes was able to get airborne and dropped a few small bombs with little effect. He was able to find his ship again by looking for the four Zeppelins that were observing her.

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Location: Europe