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Borde Hill GardenBorde Hill Garden
Hayward's Heath, West Sussex, England

Borde Hill is an informal country garden, covering over 200 acres, with woodland and parkland areas as well as 17 acres of formal garden areas arranged as a series of distinct garden rooms, each with a different theme. There are enjoyable lakeside and woodland walks.

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The Black Swan Hotel
Helmsley, Yorkshire

The face of this charming 45-room country hotel is an interesting composition of Tudor Rectory, Elizabethan Coaching Inn and Georgian House, creating a veritable maze of lounges for guests to enjoy. The newly awarded two rosette Rutland Restaurants offers three sumptuous menus for dinner including our daily changing house menu, … more >>

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24 October, 1537

Death of Queen Jane Seymour

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This monarch was Elector of Hanover when he became king of England in 1714



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Kendal, Cumbria
in the 17th century

"Kendall is a town built all of stone, one very broad streete in which is the Market Crosse, its a good tradeing town mostly famed for its cottons; the Kendall Cotton is used for blankets and the Scotts use them for their plodds and there is much made here and also linsiwoolseys and a great deale of leather tann'd here and all sorts of commodityes twice a week is the market furnished with all sorts of things."


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Lodge Nature Reserve - Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
The national headquarters for the RSPB, The Lodge sits in 100 acres of woodland, heathland and grassland with trails and wheelchair access to hides. There are also formal gardens. ... more

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