Navenby is a village and civil parish in Lincolnshire, England. Lying
8.7 miles (14 km) south of Lincoln and 8.9 miles (14 km)
north-northwest of Sleaford, Navenby has a population of 1,666 and is a
dormitory village for Lincoln. It forms part of the North Kesteven
local government district. A Bronze Age cemetery has been discovered in
the village, as well as the remains of an Iron Age settlement.
Historians also believe Navenby was a significant staging point on the
Roman Ermine Street, as the Romans are reported to have maintained a
small base or garrison in the village. Navenby became a market town
after receiving a charter from Edward the Confessor in the 11th
century. The charter was later renewed by William Rufus, Edward III and
Richard II. When the market fell into disuse in the early 19th century,
Navenby returned to being a village. The civil parish of Navenby is
rural, covering more than 2,100 acres (8.5 km2). It straddles Ermine
Street, a Roman road built between 45 and 75 AD, which runs between
London and York. The Viking Way, a 147-mile (237 km) footpath between
the Humber Bridge in North Lincolnshire and Oakham in Rutland, also
cuts through the village. Among the buildings of note in Navenby is Mrs
Smith's Cottage, a mid-19th century Grade II listed building made from
early Victorian red bricks which is now run as a museum.
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Anglo-Spanish War: In the Bay of Cádiz, Francis Drake led the first of
several naval raids on the Spanish Armada that destroyed so many ships
that Philip II of Spain had to delay his plans to invade England for
over a year.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom passed the People's Budget, the
first budget in British history with the expressed intent of
redistributing wealth among the British public.
The Holocaust: The Seventh U.S. Army liberated Dachau, the first Nazi
concentration camp, and allegedly wounded and killed German prisoners
The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convened and
indicted Hideki Tojo and 27 other Japanese leaders for war crimes.
The 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention went into effect, outlawing the
production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons in those countries
that ratified the arms control agreement.
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