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This monastery on the banks of the River Tyne was the home of scholar and author The Venerable Bede
It was founded by St Benedict Biscop in 681
Its famous library, where Bede wrote, was founded by Benedict with relics and books from Rome
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09 March, 1566
David Rizzio murdered at Holyrood Palace
Rizzio was advisor and secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots.