Trails through woodland make a stroll along the western shore of Brothers Water a real treat on a sunny day.
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17th Century Orton Hall
Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>
This ransom was first paid during the reign of Aethelred the Unready to prevent Danish attack
The first payment (in 991 AD) was 20,000 marks
Later kings used the precedent to impose taxes for military purposes
22 March, 1322
Earl of Lancaster executed by Edward II
The earl had been largely responsible for killing Edward's favourite, Piers Gaveston.
This monarch took the throne in 1952 after the death of George VI
She married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947
She is the second monarch with her name