Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

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Hogback Tomb

A form of grave monument used in the north of England and in Scotland during the period of Danish influence - roughly the 8th to 10th centuries. A hogback tomb is a low,  elongated rectangle of stone, with curved sides rising to a ridge that runs the length of the tomb.

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This British Bible was published in 1611 following the Hampton Court Conference of 1604

18 March, 978

Murder of King Edward

The young King Edward, who had only been on the throne for 3 years, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, probably with the connivance of his step-mother. Edward, later canonized, was succeeded by his half-brother Ethelred, known to history by the unfortunate soubriquet, Ethelred the Unready

This king was killed while a prisoner at the Tower of London in 1471

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