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Segontium Roman FortSegontium Roman Fort
Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

A 1st century Roman fort and museum. The stones of the fort were used by Edward I in the the building of nearby Caernarfon Castle.

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Montgomery, Powys

The Dragon Hotel is an historic 17th century family run former Coaching Inn, set in the quiet village-sized town of Montgomery, in the stunning countryside of the beautiful rolling landscape that is The Welsh Marches (borders of Powys and Shropshire). We have 20 en-suite bedrooms, most with exposed ancient timbers … more >>

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This Day in British History

22 October, 1877

Blantyre mining disaster

The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.

Monarch Mayhem

A devout Catholic, this monarch married Philip of Spain



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Warrington, Cheshire
in the Domesday Book

"King Edward held Warrington with 3 Berewicks. There is 1 hide. To this manor belonged 34 drengs, and they had as many manors, in which there were 42 carucates of land and 1 1/2 hides. St Elfin held 1 carucate of land quit of every customary due except geld. The whole manor with the hundred rendered at farm to the king 15, less 2s. Now there are in demesne 2 ploughs and 8 men with 1 plough. These men hold land there: Roger 1 carucate of land. Theobald 1 1/2 carucates. Warin 1 carucate. Ralph 5 carucates. William 2 hides and 4 carucates of land. Adelard 1 hide and half a carucate. Osmund 1 carucate of land. The whole of this is worth 4,10s. The demesne is worth 3,10s."


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Roecliffe, St Mary's Church
Roecliffe, St Mary's Church - Roecliffe, Yorkshire, England
A neo-Norman church built in 1843 by York architect RH Sharp. Some of the stone for the church came from the old Roman quarry at Aldborough. The building is very simple; it consists of a rectangular nave, chancel, vestry, and west bell turret. There is no porch; entry is by way of a round-headed south door directly into the nave. ... more

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