Looking across Buttermere to the heights of High Crag and High Stile.
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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 battle outside York saw the triumph of Harold Hardrada of Norway over Edwin and Morcar, Earls of Mercia and Northumbria respectively
Hardrada's victory forced King Harold of England to march hurriedly north to give battle at Stamford Bridge
Harald was aided by King Harold's rebellious brother, Tostig
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.
This king was captured at the Battle of Lincoln on 2 February, 1141
He was known as a brave knight but a foolish king
He was engaged in a fierece civil war with Matilda