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Wallington HallWallington Hall
Morpeth, Northumberland, England

Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.

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Harrington House Bourton-on-the-Water

Harrington House
Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

Situated just 100 yards from the centre of the charming Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water, Harrington House dates back to the Tudor period. The main building and several stone-built annexes, all designated as non-smoking, accommodate 29 bedrooms, which are equipped with a hairdryer, clock radio and complimentary tea and coffee making … more >>

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This Celtic saint began his career as a simple shepherd boy. He entred the monastery of Melrose in 651 and in 664 became prior of Lindisfarne



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This Day in British History

25 July, 1554

Queen Mary marries Philip of Spain

Mary's alliance roused fierce opposition within England. It would last only 5 years before Mary died, leaving the throne to her Protestant sister, Elizabeth I

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Which of the following was NOT married to Henry VIII?



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Rochester, Kent
in the 17th century

"the Bridg at Rochester is the finest in England; nay its said to equal any in the world, it is not built upon with houses as London Bridge, but its very long and fine iron spikes like a grate is on the top of the wall, which is breast high, and these irons on the top which are above a yard more; its indented at each arch as all bridges are; there are 9 large arches with the middle one which is to be opened by drawing up to give passage to barges and little vessels ..."


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Mount Grace Priory
Mount Grace Priory - Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England
Ruins of a 14th century Carthusian priory. Austere furnishings and isolated individual cells kept the monks living as hermits within the larger community. There is a small herb garden. ... more

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