Historical Brain Dump #1

This is the first ever historical brain dump. In each dump I provide ten revision facts about history that you might not know or might have forgotten. If you want more of these, comment below. Thanks!

  1. Caesar’s first invasion of Britain was in 55BC.
  2. The wheel was probably invented in about 3500-4000 BC
  3. The Battle of the Frontiers in 1914 saw France implement Plan XVII and Germany operate the Schlieffen Plan.
  4. The first Saxon settlers most likely appeared in East Anglia in the fifth century when the Romans left England
  5. The Spanish Armada sailed in a crescent formation
  6. 50,000 Royalists died in the English civil war
  7. Italy (which was previously comprised of many different states) finished its unification in 1870
  8. Octavian renamed himself Augustus and founded the Roman Empire
  9. The ancient Roman city of Pompeii was rediscovered in 1748 by travellers searching for artifacts
  10. Dead aztecs were commonly buried with a dog, who would help them to the afterlife

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