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Spiking the guns – what does that mean? This video tells of the Baltic naval campaign which opened the Crimean War in 1854.
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Who spiked the guns at Notvik Tower? It could have been the retreating Russian defenders, or the allies leaving after the action.
With regard to the rising influence of newspapers in this period, though there had been newspaper-like publications since the 17th century, only now were the common people reading them every day. Between 1836 and 1855, the circulation of newspapers in Britain tripled.
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