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From pre-history to the late Middle Ages
The British version of early the Medieval Romanesque style
The high Medeival style, divided into three periods
The early medieval Gothic style
When Gothic really started looking, well, Gothic
The apogee of British Gothic, all fan vaulting and pointy spires
On August 27, 1896, Britain declared war on its protectorate Zanzibar, where a pretender to the Sultanate had just siezed power.
At 9:02am, British ships in the habor began shelling the would-be Sultan's palace.
By 9:40, the shelling had stopped, the palace was on fire, and the pretender's flag had been cut down.
At 38 minutes, the Anglo-Zanzibar War remains the shortest war on record.
Some 500 Zanzibaris were killed.
One British Petty Officer was wounded.