The Church that Henry VIII left Edward VI on his death in 1547 was very different to the Church he had inherited from Henry VII in 1509. In 1509, Henry's Church was subservient to the Pope. By his death, the Pope had little, if any, authority over a Church that had in 1534 seen Henry place himself at the head of it as temporal head.
Chester Nimitz, along with Douglas MacArthur, dominated American strategy in the Pacific during World War Two. Nimitz commanded the US Pacific fleet when it was involved in the battles at Coral Sea and Midway and is considered by many to have been an astute tactician and strategist. Chester Nimitz was born on February 24th, 1885 in Fredericksburg, Texas.
The Brusilov Offensive took place in 1916. The offensive started in June 1916 and ended in August of the same year. The Brusilov Offensive ironically was nearly a major success in a war that had been a disaster for the Russians up to that year. After the disasters at Tannenburg and the Masurian Lakes, the Russian army had fallen back to a line from Riga in the Baltic through to the Pinsk marshes near the Rumanian frontier - about 500 miles long.
While pilots from abroad fought with distinction in the Battle of Britain, the majority of pilots were from Great Britain. No official record of Battle of Britain pilots survived World War Two - only those who had died, and it is their names that are on a memorial in Westminster Abbey, which was unveiled in 1947.
James was a profligate spender of royal revenue and his Chief Minister Robert Cecil knew that any change would take time. The financial position of the Crown had been eroded by over 50 years of inflation. But one area targeted by Cecil was an area all but untouched by Elizabeth and Lord Burghley (Cecil's father).
Each year the following poem ('Our Wall') is read out at a service at Capel-le-Fearne in honour of the men who fought in the Battle of Britain and especially those who died in the battle. “Here inscribed the names of friends we knew Young men with whom we often flew. Scrambled to many angels high, They knew that they or friends might die.