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During the reign of King Offa of Mercia

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Late 7th Century trading links

 

During the Reign of Charles I

 

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During the Reign of Elizabeth I

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A wood cut showing a coffee and sherbet shop in London

 

During Victorian Times

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Lascars – merchant seamen – settle in port towns and cities

 

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Muslim community in Liverpool, founded by Manx solicitor Quilliam (1856-1932)

 

Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking

The Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking was established in the 1880s

 

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Maulvi Rafiuddin, who stood in the 1895 General Election

 

Turn of the Twentieth Century

 

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The London Mosque Fund established in 1910

 

During World War I

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Muslim soldiers injured on the Western Front were brought to England for treatment

 

The Inter-War years

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Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall and Abdullah Philby

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 Lady Evelyn Cobbold

 

During World War II

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 Noor Inayat Khan, SOE Agent executed by the Gestapo in 1944; posthumously awarded the George Cross

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A stately home belonging to Lady Ribblesdale – Regents Lodge, 148 Park Road near Regent’s Park, London – was was purchased by a Central Mosque Committee with financial support from the British Government and officially opened by King George VI in November 1944

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