Lake Buttermere, Lake District

Lake Buttermere, Lake District

Most visitors to Buttermere stop at the eastern end of the lake, near Gatesgarth, or in Buttermere village itself, but my favourite spot is halfway between, at Crag Wood.

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Buttermere Lake

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17th Century Orton Hall

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This Day in British History

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

Monarch Mayhem

Shortly after this monarch was buried at Winchester Cathedral, the cathedral tower collapsed - a sign?


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