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This week in Christian history: Oxford Movement begins, Irish Archbishop executed, Teutonic Knights battle

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Keble College Chapel, University of Oxford. |

Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births, notable deaths and everything in between.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight events that happened this week in Christian history. They include the beginning of the Oxford Movement, the execution of an Irish archbishop, and a major military defeat for the Teutonic Knights.

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