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Prestatyn Roman FortPrestatyn Roman Fort
Prestatyn, Clwyd, Wales

Remains of a 1st century fort (or possibly a civilian settlement), and bath house, have been excavated at Prestatyn. The timbers which supported an aqueduct leading to the bathouse, were found preserved, and a nearby metalsmith's shop was unearthed.

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The Crown Hotel Alton

The Crown Hotel
Alton, Hampshire

The oldest part of The Crown Hotel is thought to have been built in the mid-1500s, with much of the timber frame of the building reputedly being taken from old warships in Hampshires dockyards.Legend has it that the hotel is haunted by at least four ghosts.Weather permitting , why not … more >>

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28 January, 1547

Death of Henry VIII at Whitehall Palace

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Leeds, Yorkshire
in the 17th century

"Leeds is a large town, severall large streetes cleane and well pitch'd and good houses all built of stone, some have good gardens and steps up up to their houses and walls before them; this is esteemed the wealthyest town of its bigness in the Country, its manufacture is the woollen cloth the Yorkshire Cloth in which they are all employ'd sand are esteemed very rich and very proud ..."


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When William the Conqueror overcame King Harold and his Saxons at the Battle of Hastings, one of his first acts was to establish three powerful castles in the southeast of his new realm, at Canterbury, Dover, and Rochester. His new castle at Canterbury is what is now called Dane John, a corruption of the French word for donjon, or keep. ... more

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