Ramillies

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Ramillies

(ˈræmɪliːz) (French ramiji)
n
(Placename) a village in central Belgium where the Duke of Marlborough defeated the French in 1706
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1706: Marlborough defeated the French at the Battle of Ramillies in Belgium.
TODAY WORLD TURTLE DAY 1706: A British and Dutch army under John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, inflicted a crushing and decisive defeat on a French, Bavarian and Spanish army at the Battle of Ramillies in Belgium.
Over the centuries the bells of this church have rung out to mark special days such as Christmas Day or Coronation Day and any other public thanksgiving decided by Parliament - like, for example, the Duke of Marlborough's (Winston Churchill's famous ancestor) victory at the battle of Ramillies over the French army of King Louis XIV in 1706.