Channel Islands cut off from the outside world

The Channel Islands are cut off from the outside world when the cable connecting them to the mainland snaps, Aurigny is founded, and the Guernsey Railway runs its last services. Meanwhile,¬†Charles II is declared king in St Helier while still on the run from England, and Jersey’s courts were criticised by the Home Office for leaving a man in limbo. St Sampson, Guernsey’s patron saint, was ordained a bishop, and the recently deceased Lillie Langtry was brought back to Jersey to lie in her parents’ tomb.

The Channel Islands this week
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Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney: little islands with big stories to tell. They’ve seen earthquakes and witchcraft trials, been caught up in the English civil war, faced invasion from France, and welcomed the Beatles and Rolling Stones on tour. From the construction of Corbiere Lighthouse and Victor Hugo’s flight to Guernsey, to the day a UFO appeared above Alderney, all of these stories and more feature in the Channel Islands’ remarkable history. Subscribe today.

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